Shafiq promises to restore Egypt youth revolution
[Daily Nation (Kenya)] Egypt's Ahmed Shafiq, the ex-premier of ousted leader Hosni Mubarak
...The former President-for-Life of Egypt, dumped by popular demand in early 2011...
who is set to face a Moslem Brüderbund candidate in a presidential run-off, has pledged to restore the country's revolution.
Addressing the youth that spearheaded the 2011 revolt, he said: "your revolution has been hijacked and I am committed to bringing (it) back," in an apparent reference to the Moslem Brüderbund, which already controls parliament.
Shafiq was speaking after unofficial results said he would advance to a run-off against the Brotherhood's candidate Mohammed Mursi.
The former premier directly addressed concerns about his time under the regime of Mubarak, promising there would be no return to the old regime.
"I pledge now, to all Egyptians, we shall start a new era. There is no going back," he said. "We must accept the results."
He reached out to the other candidates such as Nasserist candidate Hamdeen Sabbahi who came third, and Abdel Moneim Abul Fotouh, a former member of the Moslem Brüderbund running on a consensus platform.
"I reach out to all the partners and I pledge that we would all work together for the good of Egypt," Shafiq said.
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