Egyptians vote in final day of presidential elections

28 Mar 2018

Egyptian citizens headed to polling stations across the country on Wednesday for the third and final day of voting in Egypt's 2018 presidential elections.

Voting started from 9am in 13,706 polling stations in all 27 governorates, with the process due to end at 9pm on Wednesday. Vote counting is set to start after the polls close on Wednesday night.

Two candidates are running in the elections; incumbent President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi and Ghad Party leader Moussa Mostafa Moussa. The winner will serve as Egypt's leader for the next four years.

The results are scheduled to be announced on 2 April, unless there is a run-off, which would take place on 24-26 April.

On Tuesday, the Egypt’s National Elections Authority (NEA) said the first two days of voting had gone smoothly across the country, with initial indications suggesting high turnout.