Sisi wins 2nd presidential race: Egypt

A former defense minister, al-Sisi led 2013 military coup against Egypt’s first freely-elected president
CAIRO: Incumbent President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi clinched a second term in office in Egyptian presidential polls conducted last week, Egypt’s official electoral commission announced Monday.
Results were announced at a press conference convened by commission officials in eastern Cairo and broadcast on state television.
According to commission head Lashin Ibrahim, final results showed that al-Sisi had won a whopping 97.8 percent of the vote.
A former defense minister, al-Sisi spearheaded a 2013 military coup that unseated Mohamed Morsi, Egypt’s first democratically elected president and a leader of the Muslim Brotherhood group.–AA

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