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Egypt’s Sisi wins 2nd term in office - official results

Anadolu Agency WORLD
Published April 02,2018

Incumbent President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has won a second term in office in Egyptian presidential polls conducted last week, Egypt's official electoral commission announced Monday.

Final poll results were announced at a press conference convened by commission officials in eastern Cairo and broadcast on state television.

According to commission head Lashin Ibrahim, final results showed that al-Sisi had won a whopping 97.8 percent of the vote.

Ibrahim put total voter turnout at slightly more than 41 percent, or about 25.75 million registered voters both at home and abroad.

Of these, he said, roughly 7.25 percent -- or 1.76 million voters -- cast spoiled or invalid ballots.

Al-Sisi's sole challenger, Musa Mustafa Musa, the leader of a little-known liberal party, clinched only 2.92 percent of the vote, or about 656,000 ballots, according to the electoral commission.