Former PM Ahmed Shafik files lawsuit to renew diplomatic passport
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CAIRO: Former Prime Minister Ahmed Shafik’s lawsuit against the Foreign Ministry to renew his diplomatic passport will be considered May 22, Youm7 reported.

Shafik says he submitted a request to Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukri in December 2015 to renew his diplomatic passport, which expired in February 2016, and change the occupation to former prime minister, but he received no response.

He served as prime minister January-March 2011 and lost the 2012 presidential election to Mohamed Morsi with 48.2 percent of the vote. Soon after his defeat, Shafik flew to the United Arab Emirates, where he still resides. He has since claimed the election was flawed.

During his stay in the UAE, Shafik, a former fighter pilot, has released a number of statements critical of Egyptian politics.

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