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Egypt election preliminary results: incumbent president is reelected

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The preliminary results of the presidential election vote counting in Egypt testify to the convincing victory of the current head of the Arab Republic, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. As of March 29 morning, the reelected Egyptian leader received more than 21.5 million votes, Reuters reports from Cairo, with reference to Egypt media.

The only rival of the incumbent president Musa Mustafa Musa is gaining only 721,000 votes.

In total, 60 million citizens have the right to vote in Egypt. The voter turnout data during the three-day voting are not yet given.

The day before, the three-day presidential election voting marathon was completed in Egypt. No one in the largest Arab republic doubted the victory of the current head of state, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. It is all a question of authorities providing at least a relatively high voter turnout for the elections, which actually became a vote of confidence in the reelected Egyptian leader.

The authorities are talking about a higher voter turnout, compared to the previous presidential election (in 2014 - 37%). However, the opposition, which boycotted the election campaign, and local observers note the passivity of the Egyptians during the voting.

The presidential elections in the largest Arab republic were held on March 26-28. The election campaign officially started on February 24 and lasted until March 23.

Abdel Fattah al-Sisi was elected president of Egypt following the general election in May 2014. According to the Egypt constitution, he has the right to be nominated for the second and last presidential term.

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