Amwal Al Ghad:
The senior commander Ahmed Shafiq- the presidential candidate- discussed with the Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi- head of SCAF- in a friendly way about running for president, adding that “I asked if the military authority minds my running for president; because I know it’s a sensitive situation and if the field Marshal disapproved, I wouldn’t run for president”.
Shafiq denied that the military has endorsed his running for president. He also denied that the junta has supported any candidates. This was during a conference, where the senior commander Ahmed Shafiq announced officially his candidacy for president, according to Al-Ahram Portal