Al-Sisi, according to preliminary data, re-elected President of Egypt

CAIRO, 29 Mar — news, Margarita Kislova. The current President of Egypt Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, according to preliminary results, has scored 21.5 million votes in the election and becomes the leader of Egypt for the years 2018-2022, according to the state Egyptian newspaper “Akhbar al-Youm”.

The only competitor to al-Sisi in the presidential chair Moussa Mustafa Moussa received 721 thousand votes in his support, the publication adds.

Immediately after the start of counting votes late last night the information appeared that al-Sisi is leading with a large margin.

The Egyptian people chose a future head of state of the two candidates. For President claim the current leader Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, as well as little-known politician, the leader of “al-Gad” (“Tomorrow”) Musa Mustafa Musa.

Polling stations on elections of the President of Egypt closed on Wednesday evening at 22.00 local time (23.00 GMT).

The turnout in the elections received contradictory information. In the centre of Cairo districts of Zamalek journalists could see the half-empty stations. At the same time, in densely populated areas Bulak and ARD al-Liwa observed queue of those wishing to vote.

All three of the day that the vote took place, the Egyptian capital drove vehicles with loudspeakers, from which there were calls to come to the polls.

To encourage turnout, the authorities were repeatedly reminded that the law stipulates a fine of 500 Egyptian pounds (28.5 dollars) for every voter included in the lists, but do not come to the polling station without a valid reason.

Only electoral lists are about 60 million citizens of the country. In the provinces of Egypt were more than 13 thousand election commissions. It is expected that the official voting results will publish on April 2.