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Egypt's Sisi wins in landslide election with 95.3% of vote



by Hend El-Behary  May 29, 2014


Newscast Media CAIROThe 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 Al-Qalyoubia governorate. 


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.

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