Losing Egypt Candidate Flees Country

Ahmed Shafiq faces investigation from Mubarak days
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jun 26, 2012 1:50 PM CDT
In this May 26, 2012, file photo, Egyptian presidential candidate Ahmed Shafiq speaks to the media during a press conference at his office in Cairo, Egypt.   (Khalil Hamra)

(Newser) – With his presidential bid thwarted, people cursing him in the streets, and an investigation looming, Ahmed Shafiq decided to get out of Dodge today. A Cairo airport official says Hosni Mubarak's last prime minister left the country at dawn today, just hours after the country's prosecutor general opened an investigation into allegations that he wasted public funds during his eight-year-term as a civil aviation minister under Mubarak. He flew to the United Arab Emirates, accompanied by his three daughters and grandchildren. (Read more Ahmed Shafiq stories.)

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