Abdel Fattah el-Sisi is set to win his second term as Egypt’s President after winning roughly 90% of the vote, according to preliminary results reported by state media.

President Sisi, who ran against just one other candidate, won about 22 million votes of a total of 24 million. Official results are scheduled to be announced on April 2nd, 2018 which was confirmed by state-run newspaper Akhbar al-Youm.

Different preliminary results indicated about 40% turnout out of 59,078,138 registered voters.

CAIRO, EGYPT- MARCH 28: A woman holds a poster of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on the last day of the 3-day presidential elections on March 28, 2018 in Cairo, Egypt. Moussa Mustafa Moussa is the only one running against Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in Egypt’s third presidential elections since the 2011 revolution. (Photo by Salah Malkawi/ Getty Images)

His only rival for the presidency, Mousa Mostafa Mousa, was accused by Sisi’s detractors of being a stooge candidate. The opposition blamed Sisi’s government for intimidating or coercing other candidates to pull out, but the President said he was not to blame.

Mousa said he was a supporter of Sisi before he decided to run, but insisted that his election campaign was genuine.

“It is not my fault. I swear to God, I wished there would have been more candidates for people to choose who they want. But they were not ready yet, there is no shame in this,” Sisi said in a recent TV interview.

|Source: CNN| 

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