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Wife of presidential hopeful Ahmed Shafiq succumbs to illness
Presidential frontrunner's wife passes away after long fight with illness; it remains uncertain how this development will impact Shafiq's presidential campaign
Ahram Online, Friday 20 Apr 2012
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Azza Tawfiq, wife of presidential candidate Ahmed Shafiq, passed away on Friday afternoon at the EgyptAir Hospital in Cairo. 

According to Shafiq's official website (www.ahmedshafikeg.com), Tawfiq had been suffering from a long-term illness. Funeral services will be held on Saturday at the Thawra Mosque in Medinet Salem.

A former civil aviation minister, Shafiq was appointed prime minister by ousted president Hosni Mubarak at the height of last year's Tahrir Square uprising. He is currently considered a frontrunner in Egypt's upcoming presidential race.

It remains unclear how the death of his spouse will affect Shafiq's ongoing presidential campaign.





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