Sisi wins 2nd term

Egyptian incumbent President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi made a landslide victory in the country’s presidential election, winning 97.08 percent of the valid votes, official results showed on Monday.

The turnout was 41.05 percent, as 24,254,152 voters inside and outside Egypt cast their ballots, head of Egypt’s National Elections Authority, Lashin Ibrahim, told a press conference in Cairo.

A total of 21,835,387 voted for Sisi at home and abroad, while Sisi’s only rival Moussa Mostafa Moussa garnered 656,534 votes, or 2.92 percent.

A couple of possible strong competitors in the presidential race have either withdrawn or been disqualified over violations.

Moussa said he is satisfied with the results, applauding the transparency of the electoral process.

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