Egypt Election: Ahmed Shafiq Allowed To Run For President

Posted by on Jun 14, 2012 | Comments Off on Egypt Election: Ahmed Shafiq Allowed To Run For President

 

Egypt’s supreme court has ruled that former Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq can continue to run for president in elections this weekend.

There was a large security operation outside the court as demonstrators gathered for the judgement.

A barbed-wire fence was constructed around the court grounds to keep protesters out. Rows of police in riot gear stood guard.

Mr Shafiq is standing against the Muslim Brotherhood’s Mohammed Mursi.

One activist, Mohamed Abdel Quodous, said Mr Shafiq should be disqualified because he was considered a “remnant of the old guard” and was a “humiliation to Egypt and its revolution”.

 Many demonstrators shouted slogans and held posters demanding that Ahmed Shafiq be disqualified.
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