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Egypt’s Leader Sisi Wins 1st Round of Presidential Election

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi answers questions during an interview, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015, in New York

CAIRO (Sputnik) — Incumbent Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Sisi has won the first round of the presidential election by a big margin, receiving 89.6% of the votes, Hazem Badawy, the head of the Egyptian National Election Authority, said on Monday. Sisi was reelected for a third consecutive term as president of Egypt. The presidential election took place in Egypt from December 10-12. A total of four candidates, including Sisi, ran for a six-year term.Sisi has been the Egyptian president since June 2014, assuming power after a period of unrest prompted by the so-called Arab Spring, which ousted decades-long leader Hosni Mubarak. He was re-elected with 97 percent of votes in the March 26-28, 2018, poll with a 41-percent turnout.

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