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Egyptian presidential candidate Shafiq rejects 'Mubarak-era' tag

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Egyptian presidential candidate Shafiq rejects 'Mubarak-era' tag


Egyptian pro-democracy campaigners have called for a new uprising fearing their gains are being reversed. Thousands filled Tahrir Square on Sunday night chanting justice had not been served by the trial of Hosni Mubarak.

Their anger comes ahead of the presidential run-off later this month.

Candidate Ahmed Shafiq who was prime minister under the ousted Mubarak, has refuted claims he represents the old regime.

“It has been said I will reproduce the previous regime, but I say to whoever claims this you do not know Egypt.”

But activists say a life sentence for ousted president Hosni Mubarak and his sons’ not guilty verdicts on corruption charges represent an abuse of power by the judge.

The general prosecutor has now lodged an appeal against the acquittal of six senior police officials charged with killing protesters.

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