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Egypt: Sisi storms to re-election with 97 percent of vote02:56

Egypt: Sisi storms to re-election with 97 percent of vote

Egypt, Cairo
April 2, 2018 at 21:55 GMT -00:00 · Published

Sitting Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi was re-elected with 97 percent of the vote, officials from the National Electoral Authority announced at a press conference in Cairo on Monday.

El-Sisi won with a total of 21.8 million votes compared to his sole opponent Moussa Mustafa Moussa who received 656,534 votes according to official results.

Mahmoud Hamed, a local resident advised el-Sisi "to give the Egyptians democracy gradually and free of speech for all without any restrictions."

"Sisi won because there is no competition and the people love him and chose him, I ask him to focus on the Palestinian issue because it is the issue of the Arabs and secondly to face the Renaissance dam (In Ethiopia) and the water issue because it is important for the Egyptian people," said another local Osamah Khedawy.

El-Sisi thanked his voters during a televised address and promised to work for all Egyptians: "Those who renewed their trust in me and gave me their votes are no different from those who did otherwise."

The electoral turnout was around 41.05 percent from nearly 60 million voters, according to the commission.

Egypt: Sisi storms to re-election with 97 percent of vote02:56
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Sitting Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi was re-elected with 97 percent of the vote, officials from the National Electoral Authority announced at a press conference in Cairo on Monday.

El-Sisi won with a total of 21.8 million votes compared to his sole opponent Moussa Mustafa Moussa who received 656,534 votes according to official results.

Mahmoud Hamed, a local resident advised el-Sisi "to give the Egyptians democracy gradually and free of speech for all without any restrictions."

"Sisi won because there is no competition and the people love him and chose him, I ask him to focus on the Palestinian issue because it is the issue of the Arabs and secondly to face the Renaissance dam (In Ethiopia) and the water issue because it is important for the Egyptian people," said another local Osamah Khedawy.

El-Sisi thanked his voters during a televised address and promised to work for all Egyptians: "Those who renewed their trust in me and gave me their votes are no different from those who did otherwise."

The electoral turnout was around 41.05 percent from nearly 60 million voters, according to the commission.

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