Shafiq thanks voters who chose him in Egypt election

Ahram Online, Friday 25 May 2012

As vote count shows the former Mubarak prime minister closing in on a runoff spot in Egypt's presidential race, Ahmed Shafiq uses Facebook to thank Egyptians for voting for him

Presidential frontrunner Ahmed Shafiq (Photo: Reuters)

On Friday morning, presidential frontrunner Ahmed Shafiq  expressed his gratitude to all voters who chose him over the course of two days of voting in the first post-Mubarak presidential elections.

On his official Facebook page, Shafiq also promised that if he wins he will ensure that Egyptians live in a climate of freedom.

"To the generous people of Egypt, justice is the rule of law," Shafiq said.

"All thanks and appreciation for your efforts in supporting me as a candidate," he continued.

The administrator of Shafiq's page also directed a few words to rival presidential candidate Hamdeen Sabbahi.

"The Shafiq campaign salutes the honourable Sabbahi, and God bless him. If he wins we will not be upset because he is a patriotic man."

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