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Egypt ex-PM Shafiq says he won’t run for president in 2018

Former Egyptian premier Ahmed Shafiq announces he will not run in the 2018 presidential elections, reversing a pledge to challenge at polls likely to be dominated by leader Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi.

“I have decided to not run in the upcoming 2018 presidential elections,” Shafiq says in a statement, adding that “I saw that I will not be the best person.”

— AFP

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