SAWT BEIRUT INTERNATIONAL

| 25 February 2024, Sunday |

Egypt’s al-Sisi wins presidential election with 89.6 percent of vote

On Monday, the Egyptian election authority declared that President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi secured another six-year term, garnering 89.6 percent of the vote. Hazem Badawy, the head of the authority, noted a turnout of 66.8 percent among Egypt’s 67 million voters, marking it as “unprecedented.”

Over 39 million voted for former army chief al-Sisi, who has ruled Egypt for a decade.

He was running against three other candidates, none of whom were high profile. Voting in Egypt was held over three days on December 10-12.

Al-Sisi’s victory secures his third – and, according to the constitution, final – term in office.

He was first elected president in 2014, and was re-elected in 2018, both times with 97 percent of the vote.

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  • alarabiya