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General Sisi 'overwhelmingly wins Egyptian election'

Former Egypt army chief General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has won a huge 93.4% of the vote in the Egyptian election, his campaign team claimed. However, there was only an estimated turnout of 44%.

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Turnout in Egypt presidential election '44%'

Supporters of Abdel Fattah al-Sisi hold a poster of him as they celebrate at Tahrir square in Cairo . Credit: Egypt\Mohamed Abd El Ghany

The turnout in the Egyptian presidential election has been estimated at 44.4% in a provisional count, according to 'judicial sources' - well below the nearly 52% turnout in the June 2012 election won by Mohamed Morsi - Reuters have reported.

However Reuters also reported that, on a tour during the three day vote, turnout was low.

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