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Ahmed Shafiq, Loser In Egypt Presidential Election, Leaves Country

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An Egyptian protester puts his shoe on a ripped poster of presidential candidate Ahmed Shafiq, who was ousted leader Hosni Mubarak's last prime minister, during a demonstration against him in Cairo on June 15, 2012, on the eve of Egypt's second round presidential election between Shafiq and his only rival, Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohammed Morsi. (MARWAN NAAMANI/AFP/GettyImages)
An Egyptian protester puts his shoe on a ripped poster of presidential candidate Ahmed Shafiq, who was ousted leader Hosni Mubarak's last prime minister, during a demonstration against him in Cairo on June 15, 2012, on the eve of Egypt's second round presidential election between Shafiq and his only rival, Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohammed Morsi. (MARWAN NAAMANI/AFP/GettyImages)

CAIRO -- A Cairo airport official says Hosni Mubarak's last prime minister who was defeated by an Islamist in the race for Egypt's new president has left the country for the United Arab Emirates.

The official says Ahmed Shafiq flew out of Egypt at dawn Tuesday, just hours after the country's prosecutor general opened an investigation into allegations that he wasted public funds during his eight-year-term as a civil aviation minister under Mubarak.

The official says Shafiq was accompanied by his three daughters and grandchildren. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to talk to the media.

Muslim Brotherhood's candidate Mohammed Morsi narrowly defeated Shafiq in the presidential election runoff that deeply polarized the nation.

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