Presidential Loser in Egypt Leaves Country Amid Investigation
Fox News/AP – Ahmed Shafiq, Hosni Mubarak’s last prime minister and loser of the presidential runoff, left Egypt Tuesday with most of his family for the United Arab Emirates hours after the prosecutor general opened an investigation into allegations he wasted public funds during his 8-year term as a civil aviation minister in the ousted regime.
An airport official said Shafiq flew to Abu Dhabi at dawn with two of his three daughters and three grandchildren. His campaign told the daily al-Masry al-Youm that he left for a short visit and he will return after doing a pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia. The campaign said he was planning to start a new political party.