Egypt: President El-Sisi Secures 3rd Term In Landslide Victory


By Gobran Mohamed

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi has won a new six-year term with 89.6 percent of the vote in a landslide election victory, the National Elections Authority announced on Monday.

The head of the National Elections Authority, Judge Hazem Badawy, said that President El-Sisi received 39,702,451 valid votes.

The turnout was 66.8 percent of more than 67.3 million registered voters, said Badawy.

About 44.8 million people cast their votes in the presidential elections from home and abroad.

The authority lauded the Egyptian people for their positive participation in the ballot.

El-Sisi faced off against three candidates in the vote held from Dec. 10-12.

Egyptians abroad voted from Dec. 1–3 at 137 Egyptian embassies and consulates across 121 countries.

There were 44,288,361 valid votes, representing 98.9 percent of the ballots cast, while 489,307 votes — 1.1 percent — were deemed invalid.

Runner-up Hazem Omar received 1,986,352 votes, representing 4.5 percent of the valid ballots recorded by the authority.

Farid Zahran came in third with 1,776,952, or 4 percent of the votes.

Abdel-Sanad Yamama came fourth with 822,606, or 1.9 percent of the votes, Badawy said.

El-Sisi was elected president of Egypt for the first time in 2014 and was re-elected in 2018.

The latest election is the third time in a decade El-Sisi has won in a landslide victory.

He is credited with engineering a return to public order in Egypt after a period of political violence and chaos that followed the 2011 uprising.

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