FILE PHOTO: Egypt's former prime minister Ahmed Shafik poses for a photo at his residence in Abu Dhabi February 6, 2013. REUTERS/Jumana El Heloueh/File Photo
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Former Egyptian prime minister Ahmed Shafik, who returned home from the United Arab Emirates after announcing his bid for Egypt's presidency, appeared in Cairo Sunday to say he was still considering his run in next year's election.Shafik, a former air force chief and government minister, has been seen by critics of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi as the strongest potential challenger to the president, who is expected to run for a second term next year.Details about what happened to Shafik between his leaving the UAE on Saturday and his declaration on Sunday were unclear. He made a surprise announcement from the UAE last week that he planned to run in the 2018 election.The interview on Dream TV was Shafik's first public appearance since leaving the UAE on Saturday.Shafik dismissed reports he had been kidnapped.UAE authorities confirmed he left the Emirates but gave no details.
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