Saturday, June 02, 2012
Egypt vote candidate Shafiq says no one above law
CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt's Ahmed Shafiq, a former military man who will compete with the Muslim Brotherhood in a run-off presidential vote this month, said on Saturday that the jailing of Hosni Mubarak in a trial over protester killings proved no one was above the law.
"We do not have a right to comment on judicial rulings but this verdict indicates that no one is above questioning if the law requires," said Shafiq, who has described Mubarak as a role model on his official Facebook page.
"Those rulings certainly disprove any claims that a presidential candidate can reproduce a ruling system that has ended," he said, responding to critics who say Shafiq, who was also Mubarak's last prime minister, would revive the old order.
(Writing by Edmund Blair)
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