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Election results expected Tuesday

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PEC will announce final results of Egypt’s presidential election on Tuesday evening

A polling station official counts ballots in the Egyptian capital Cairo on May 28, 2014 at the end of voting in the presidential election. The preliminary results are expected overnight, with ex-army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi certain to win an overwhelming majority against leftist rival Hamdeen Sabbahi.  (AFP PHOTO / MOHAMED EL-SHAHED)

A polling station official counts ballots in the Egyptian capital Cairo on May 28, 2014 at the end of voting in the presidential election. 
(AFP PHOTO / MOHAMED EL-SHAHED)

The Presidential Elections Committee (PEC) has said final results of Egypt’s recent elections will be announced at 7pm on Tuesday.

Preliminary results have indicated a landslide victory for former defence minister Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi over his Nasserist opponent, Hamdeen Sabahy. State-owned Al-Ahram’s preliminary results show that Al-Sisi won 96.71% of the vote, with Sabahy claiming just 3.286%.

Al-Sisi was hotly tipped to win the two-man race, on the back of popular support gained after he announced the ouster of former president Mohamed Morsi in July 2013.

Results of the expatriate portion of the vote released earlier this month indicate that Al-Sisi won 94.5% of overseas votes.

The victor’s presidential term will begin after final results are announced, as per the constitution, with an official ceremony to be held following the announcement.


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