EGYPT’S SISI WINS OVERWHELMING MAJORITY

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CAIRO: Ex-army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi was assured on Thursday of an overwhelming victory in Egypt’s presidential election, securing 96.2 percent of the vote with most of the ballots counted. At least 21 million voters, or 96.2 percent chose the retired field marshal, who deposed the elected Islamist president Mohamed Morsi last July, with the ballots counted from 312 of 352 counting stations, state television reported. His victory had never been in doubt with the main Islamist opposition crushed since Morsi’s ouster. Sisi’s only electoral rival, leftist Hamdeen Sabbahi, received 3.8 percent of the votes counted.

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