Sisi re-elected for second term with 92% of votes

Sisi re-elected for second term with 92% of votes

Preliminary results show President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is leading Egypt's presidential election with 21.5 million votes, state-owned newspaper Akhbar el-Youm reported on Thursday.

According to Al-Ahram, in addition to the 23 million who cast valid votes, two million spoiled their ballot papers, inserting the names of candidates who were not among the only two approved.

Official MENA news agency and other state media, namely Ahram and Akhbar el-Youm, have announced al-Sisi victor of the three-day presidential poll which ended Wednesday.

Mr Moussa - a little-known party leader who had supported the president's re-election until his last-minute decision to enter the race - got 3%, it added.

Mousa had previously endorsed Sisi for a second term, and his official Ghad part had backed Sisi's presidential bid just 10 days before he announced his candidacy.

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Other, more heavy-weight would-be challengers were all sidelined, detained or pulled out. Opposition groups had called for a boycott of this week's vote which they labelled a facade.

The National Council for Human Rights (NCHR) praised the citizens' keenness to cast their votes in the election, despite bad weather, on Wednesday.

Al-Sisi won despite a low turnout put barely at over 47 per cent with 60 million registered.

Authorities were keen to ensure a higher turnout this time around as Sisi saw attendance at polls as a referendum on his popularity and was seeking a strong mandate to fight militants and push through tough economic reforms.

The initial crackdown on Morsi's supporters expanded to include liberal and leftist secular activists.

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