Al-Sisi reelected for second term by over 90% of votes: State media

People walk by a poster of Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi from the campaign titled “Alashan Tabneeha” (So You Can Build It) for the upcoming presidential election in Cairo, Egypt, January 22, 2018. Picture taken January 22, 2018.[PHOTO: REUTERS]
The Egyptian President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi has been re-elected for a second four-year term, preliminary results suggest, reported the BBC.
 
State media said Mr Sisi had secured a landslide victory against his sole challenger, Moussa Mustafa Moussa, winning more than 90% of the vote, according to the BBC.
 
But initial estimates placed turnout among the 60 million eligible voters at about 41% – below that seen in 2014. Opposition figures had called for a boycott after several potential candidates withdrew or were arrested.
 
Mr Sisi led the military’s overthrow of Egypt’s first democratically elected president, Mohammed Morsi, in 2013 following mass protests against his rule.Since then, he has overseen what human rights groups say is an unprecedented crackdown on dissent that has led to the detention of tens of thousands of people, the BBC added.
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