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Egyptian president re-elected with 97% of vote

04 April 2018

Ibrahim said that Sisi won 97.08 per cent of valid votes in the three-day presidential election.

Egypt's President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi won 97% of the votes in last week's elections, according to the official results published on Monday.

The NEA said that 24,254,152 citizens voted in the elections out of more than 59 million eligible voters, representing a turnout of 41.05 percent.

He won less than 3% of the vote, while over 7% of all those cast were spoilt or deemed "invalid".

The election featured only one other candidate - himself an ardent Sisi supporter - after all serious opposition contenders halted their campaigns in January.

Election chief Ibrahim was effusive about the vote regardless of the perceived lack of competition and the low attendance.

The NEA confirmed the review of the results has been accurately completed, after adding the votes of the Egyptian expatriates overseas, reported Masrawy.

Addressing voters, Lasheen said: "You proved your love for Egypt and that you were and still are behind your country".

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El-Sisi hinted that working on more collaborative grounds would be a priority in his upcoming term.

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"President Trump congratulated President Al Sisi on his reelection".

Sisi's only rival for the presidency was Mousa Mostafa Mousa, after several other candidates quit the race.

Egypt has been suffering from a wave of terror attacks that have killed hundreds of policemen, soldiers and civilians since the army toppled former Islamist President Mohamed Morsi in July 2013.

Sisi also received congratulatory messages from a number of heads of state, including of China, Russia, United Arab Emirates, Czech and Armenia.

Enjoying near-unanimous media support, Sisi is seen by many Egytians as the right man to lead the country after years of political, security and economic turmoil that followed the ouster of leader Hosni Mubarak in 2011.

Egyptian president re-elected with 97% of vote