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Official Egyptian presidential election results confirm landslide victory for Abdel Fattah al-Sisi

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Official Egyptian presidential election results confirm landslide victory for Abdel Fattah al-Sisi

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The President of the Supreme Committee for the presidential elections in Egypt has announced Abdel Fattah al-Sisi won 96.91 percent of the vote.

The official figures from last week’s election sparked an outpouring of celebrations across the country as his supporters hailed the landslide victory.

Al-Sisi had retired as head of the army to run for office and had been leading the country since he deposed Islamist Mohamed Mursi 11 months ago.

The turn out in the ballot said the supreme committee was around 47 percent of the country’s 54 million voters – less than the 40 million votes or 80 percent of the electorate which Al-Sisi had called for.