The Presidential Elections Committee announced today the results of the elections for Egyptians abroad, the voting for which was held from 15 to 19 May in 124 countries.
In a press conference held at the committee’s headquarters, Abdel-Aziz Salman, secretary-general of the committee, announced that the majority vote was in favour of former defence minister Field Marshal Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi.
Al-Sisi received 296,628 votes (94.5 per cent), while his contender, socialist figure Hamdeen Sabahi, received 17,207 (5.5 percent), and 4,100 (three percent) voters annulled their votes.
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Elections saw 318,000 participants in total, exceeding the 2012 presidential elections, which went to Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Morsi, by 4,000 votes. Sixty percent of the 2012 expatriate votes (188,400) were turned in by mail.
Presidential elections in Egypt are set to be held on 26 and 27 May.