Sisi won 96.91 percent in Egypt's presidential election: commission

Reuters News
Posted: Jun 03, 2014 12:59 PM

CAIRO (Reuters) - Former Egyptian army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi secured a landslide victory in the country's presidential vote last week, the election commission confirmed on Tuesday.

Turnout was about 47 percent of Egypt's 54 million voters, the commission said - less than the 40 million votes, or 80 percent of the electorate, that Sisi had called for.

(Writing by Michael Georgy; Editing by Kevin Liffey)