Early results indicate Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, Egypt’s former military chief, has won an overwhelming victory in the country’s presidential election. State media reported that he won by a landslide, with more than 92 per cent of the votes.
Retired Field Marshal el-Sissi won more than 92 percent of the vote, compared with 2.9 percent percent for his sole opponent and four percent of invalid votes, according to a tally released by his campaign. His victory was never in doubt, but the career infantry officer had pushed for an overwhelming turnout as well to bestow legitimacy on his ouster last July of Egypt’s first freely-elected president, the Islamist Mohammed Morsi.
CCTV’s Yaseer Hakim spent some time with counting officials and voters to hear what they had to say.
El-Sissi Claims Victory in Egypt\'s Presidential ElectionsEarly results in Egypt indicate former military chief, Abdul-Fattah al-Sisi has won an overwhelming victory in the Presidential election.State media reported that he won by a landslide, with more than 93 per cent of the votes. CCTV's Yaseer Hakim spent some time with counting officials and voters to hear what they had to say.
CCTV’s Adel-El Mahrouky reports from Cairo with details on the scale of Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s victory and his priorities as the incoming president.
Priorities of Egypt\'s incoming PresidentCCTV's Adel-El Mahrouky reports from Cairo with details on the scale of Abdul-Fattah al-Sisi's victory and his priorities as the incoming President.
CCTV’s Elaine Reyes speaks to Cole Bockenfeld, Advocacy director for the Project on Middle East Democracy, on the leadership change in Egypt and how it’s likely to be viewed globally.