Egypt

Abdel Fattah el-Sisi elected President in low turnout poll


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As widely expected former Army Chief Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has won the Presidential election taking 93.3% of the vote. His only opponent Hamdeen Sabahi won 3% of the vote with 3.7% of votes declared void.

Despite a decisive victory for El-Sisi he has failed to gain widespread legitimacy after turnout for this election was an official 44.4%, well down on the 80% the former General had sought. It is also well below the 51.85% turnout of the last Presidential election when Mohamed Mursi was elected President; El-Sisi and the army then ousted Mursi on 3rd July 2013 and imposed an interim government.

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