by Hend El-Behary
Newscast Media CAIRO—The presidential candidate Abdel Fattah El-Sisi has won the
presidential race with 95.3 percent of the vote, according to exit polls by the
Egyptian Center for Public Opinion Research, or “Baseera”.
The poll also showed that Sisi received the highest percentage of votes in Sohag
governorate. Many political analysts had already predicting Sisi’s win due to his
massive popularity following his ouster of former president Mohamed Morsy.
The poll also showed the other presidential candidate Hamdeen Sabbahi had received
a meager 4.7 percent of the vote, and saw the highest percentage of votes in
Almost 96.7 percent voted for Sisi in Cairo, while Sabbahi received 2.4 percent.
Meanwhile 0.9 percent of the votes were considered invalid.
Although, the Egyptian women played a pivotal role in casting their votes, the results
of the exit poll showed that only 44 percent compared to 56 percent males. The
Egyptian youth aged from 18 to 30 represented 27 percent of the voters while voters
aged 31 to 50 reached 45 percent and those aged 51 and higher reached 28 percent.
The Egyptian Center for Public Opinion Research “Baseera” conducted an exit poll for
the 2014 presidential elections that took place from 26 May to 28 May 2014,
exclusive to the privately owned MBC Masr TV channel.
The exit poll was carried out on a sample of 12,900 voters distributed over 182 polling
stations in all Egyptian governorates, except for frontier governorates.