Egypt election: Sisi secures second term on reduced turnout

Egypt election: Sisi secures second term on reduced turnout
 

Egyptian President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi has been re-elected for a second four-year term, after winning 97% of the vote last week, official results show.
The amount is the same as he won in the last election in 2014. But turnout, at 41%, was six percentage points lower.
Electoral officials also said 7% of the 24 million ballots cast were spoiled.
Many saw the outcome as a foregone conclusion, with Mr Sisi's sole opponent a little-known figure who had previously supported his re-election.
More people ended up spoiling their ballots than voting for Moussa Mostafa Moussa, leader of the al-Ghad... read more

 
2 April 2018 in World News, Views: 55
Source: BBC
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