Sisi claims 97% of votes in Egyptian election

Abdel Fattah al-Sisi pictured in February. Credit: Reuters

Former Egyptian army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi secured a landslide victory in the country's presidential vote last week, the election commission said today.

Sisi claimed 96.91% of the the 54 million votes cast.

Turnout was about 47%, the commission said - less than the 40 million votes, or 80% of the electorate, that Sisi had called for.

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