Cairo: Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has been re-elected for a second term with over 97 per cent of valid votes, the National Election Authority (NEA) said today.
In a televised press conference, NEA chairman Lasheen Ibrahim said that turnout was 41.5 per cent of the 60 million registered voters. Sisi's rival and little-known politician Mousa Mostafa Mousa won 2.92 per cent of valid votes, while invalid votes were 7.27 per cent.
The first presidential term of Sisi will officially end on June 7. Sisi overthrew Islamist president Mohammed Morsi in 2013 following mass protests against his rule. He was elected for a four-year presidential term in 2014. (PTI)