Former presidential candidate Ahmed Shafiq has filed an appeal to challenge the results of the 2012 presidential election, which he lost to President Mohamed Morsi.
Shafiq’s lawyer Shawky Al-Sayed filed an appeal on Monday, with the Supreme Constitutional Court challenging the Presidential Elections Committee’s decision to award Morsi the victory, reported state-owned Al-Ahram.
In the appeal Al-Sayed claimed that the election was fraudulent and there were a large amount of irregularities in the electoral process, reported Al-Ahram
Shafiq’s appeal goes against Article 28 of the Constitutional Declaration of March 2011, which states “The commission’s decisions are final and carry the full force of the law, and will not be subject to objections from any party, in the same manner as it is forbidden for the decisions to be stopped or cancelled”.
Shafiq, the former civil aviation minister under ousted president Hosni Mubarak, left Egypt following his defeat in the presidential elections in 2012 and has remained in the United Arab Emirates since. In April Shafiq was acquitted in absentia of squandering public money. Later in the same month he was fined EGP 10,000 for defaming Deputy Chairman of Al-Wasat Party Essam Sultan.