Sisi wins second term as Egypt’s president in grand victory

Egypt’s National Elections Authority (NEA) has declared Abdel Fattah al-Sisi the winner of the nation’s 2018 presidential elections, securing a second four-year term after winning 21,835,378 votes or 97.08 percent of valid votes.

At a press conference in Cairo on Monday, the NEA said 24,254,152 citizens voted in the elections at home and abroad out of more than 59 million eligible voters, representing a turnout of 41.5 percent.

The NEA said that Ghad Party chief Moussa Mostafa Moussa, Sisi’s sole opponent in the elections, won 656,534 votes or 2.92 percent of total votes

The NEA said the number of invalid ballots was 1,762,231 or 7.27 percent of total votes.

The NEA Egyptians cast polls in 13,706 polling stations across all 27 governorates.

More than 18,808 judges and more than 124,000 administrative staff supervised the vote.

The vote was secured by tens of thousands of police and army personel.

Egyptians at home voted between 26 and 28 March.

Egyptian expats voted abroad from 16-18 March in 157,060 polling stations at Egyptian embassies and consulates around the globe.

source: Ahram Online