Egypt’s Sisi re-elected with 97 percent of votes, turnout 41 percent: election commission


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CAIRO: Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has been re-elected with 97 percent of votes, the exact proportion that brought the former military commander his first term four years ago, Egypt’s election commission announced on Monday.

However, turnout in last week’s election was lower than in 2014, at 41 percent.

Sisi had long been virtually guaranteed victory after all serious opposition pulled out of the contest earlier this year.—Reuters