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Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi wins second term as Egypt's president

2 Apr 2018




Egypt's National Elections Authority (NEA) has declared Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi the winner of the nation's 2018 presidential elections, securing a second four-year term after winning 21,835,378 votes or 97.08 percent of valid votes.

 

At a press conference in Cairo on Monday, the NEA said 24,254,152 citizens voted in the elections at home and abroad, out of more than 59 million eligible voters, representing a turnout of 41.5 percent.

The NEA said that Ghad Party chief Moussa Mostafa Moussa, El-Sisi's sole opponent in the elections, won 656,534 votes or 2.92 percent of total votes

The authority said the number of invalid ballots was 1,762,231 or 7.27 percent of total votes cast.

Egyptians voted in 13,706 polling stations across all 27 governorates, said the NEA, with more than 18,808 judges and 124,000 administrative staff supervising the process.

Voting in Egypt took place between 26 and 28 March, with Egyptians abroad voting from 16 to 18 March, in 157,060 polling stations at Egyptian embassies and consulates around the globe