Published: 2018-04-02 18:22
Last Updated: 2018-04-03 10:16
In a landslide victory, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi began his second presidential term after winning 97.8% of the vote in the election that took place last week.
During a press conference on Monday afternoon, the National Elections Authority announced the much-anticipated results. Though they were not surprising, judge Ibrahim Lachine applauded the voter turnout of Egyptian expats abroad and the judicial supervision of the poll.
On the other hand, Sisi’s only contender and leader of the liberal al-Ghad party, Musa Mustafa, received 2.9% of the vote, much like the 2014 presidential election, when Sisi competed against Hamdeen Sabahi, who received 7.27% of the vote.
According to a statement by the Supreme Media Council, Alexandria, Cairo, Giza and North Sinai Governorates recorded the highest turnout of voters during this year’s election.