El-Sisi Secures Huge Victory In Expat Poll: Early Unofficial Results

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Egyptian state news agency MENA has released the unofficial results of voting by expatriates in the country’s presidential election, which took place between Thursday and Monday.

The results show a huge lead for ex-army chief Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi over his only competitor, leftist politician Hamdeen Sabahi.

The results published by MENA are as follows:

Austria: El-Sisi 94.7 percent of valid votes (1886 votes), Sabahi 5.3 percent (106 votes)

New York, USA: El-Sisi 96.1% (8987), Sabahi 8.9% (362)

Los Angeles, USA: El-Sisi 97.6% (5752), Sabahi 2.4% (139)

Saudi Arabia: El-Sisi 93.1% (70,267), Sabahi 6.9% (5213)

Belgium: El-Sisi 88.6% (553), Sabahi  11.4% (71)

Milano, Italy: El-Sisi 96.7% (8704), Sabahi 3.3% (301)

Amman, Jordon: El-Sisi 97.4% (10,505), Sabahi 2.6% (282)

Aqaba, Jordon: El-Sisi 97.7% (807), Sabahi 2.3% (19)

Ghana: El-Sisi 92.6% (87), Sabahi 7.4% (7)

New Zealand: El-Sisi 93.2% (41), Sabahi 6.8% (3)

Shanghai, China: El-Sisi 93% (66), Sabahi 7% (5)

Peking, China: El-Sisi 75.8% (91), Sabahi 24.2% (29)

Manila, Philippines: El-Sisi 76.9% (30), Sabahi 23.1% (9)

Jakarta, Indonesia: El-Sisi 90.8% (59), Sabahi  9.2% (6)

South Africa: El-Sisi 89.4% (168), Sabahi 10.6% (20)

Germany: El-Sisi 82.6% (1344), Sabahi 17.4% (283)

Moscow, Russia: El-Sisi 88.8% (158), Sabahi 11.2% (20)

Zambia: El-Sisi 91% (91), Sabahi 9% (9)

Norway: El-Sisi 90.3% (84), Sabahi 9.7% (9)

Sudan: El-Sisi 95.7% (1322), Sabahi 4.3% (60)

Nigeria: El-Sisi 85% (102), Sabahi 15% (18)

France: El-Sisi 92.4% (5839), Sabahi 7.6% (480)

Bahrain: El-Sisi 91.5% (5305), Sabahi 8.5% (491)

Sweden: El-Sisi 93.3% (714), Sabahi 6.6% (51)

Washington DC: El-Sisi 92.8% (2404), Sabahi 7.2% (187)

MENA quoted Egyptian ambassadors, consuls and embassy statements as sources for the count. The foreign ministry said over 300,000 people voted.

In the run-off in the 2012 presidential poll – between Islamist Mohamed Morsi and Hosni Mubarak-era prime minister Ahmed Shafiq – 301,720 expatriates cast their ballots out of 586,804 eligible voters, a turnout of 52.3 percent. Voting in the first round of the poll, which lasted a week, saw 311,875 ballots cast.

Unlike the 2012 election, however, voting via mail or email was no longer an option this year, as expat voters had to be physically present at embassies and consulates.

However, whether permanently residing overseas, or temporarily out of the country for any reason, Egyptians abroad were allowed to cast their votes without prior registration.

The country’s new presidential election law also dictates that expats must be registered in the voters’ database, with a valid national ID card or Egyptian passport containing their national ID number when casting their ballots at the embassy. Voters can find their names in the database on the Presidential Election Commission’s (PEC) official website: www.elections.eg

Holders of national ID cards that do not include their home address in Egypt are not eligible to vote.

The vote in mainland Egypt will take place inside Egypt on 26-27 May.

Source : Ahram online

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