CAIRO (Agencies): In a resounding victory, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi has been re-elected for a new six-year term, garnering a staggering 89.6 percent of the vote, as announced by the National Elections Authority on Monday.
Judge Hazem Badawy, the head of the National Elections Authority, revealed that President El-Sisi received an impressive 39,702,451 valid votes. The voter turnout was significant, with 66.8 percent of more than 67.3 million registered voters participating in the election.
The authority praised the positive participation of the Egyptian people, with 44.8 million individuals casting their votes both domestically and internationally. The election took place from December 10 to 12, and Egyptians abroad voted from December 1 to 3 at 137 Egyptian embassies and consulates across 121 countries.
Out of the 44,288,361 valid votes, representing 98.9 percent of the cast ballots, only 1.1 percent (489,307 votes) were deemed invalid. Hazem Omar secured the runner-up position with 4.5 percent of valid ballots, while Farid Zahran came in third with 4 percent of the votes. Abdel-Sanad Yamama claimed the fourth position with 1.9 percent of the votes.
This victory marks El-Sisi’s third term in a decade, having been previously elected president in 2014 and re-elected in 2018. The president is credited with restoring public order in Egypt after a period of political upheaval following the 2011 uprising.