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Live Updates: Vote counting begins as polls close across Egypt

Wed, Mar. 28, 2018

CAIRO – 28 March 2018: Polling Stations across Egypt shut their doors after the end of the last day of the presidential elections.


Egyptians have been voting for a new president since Monday, choosing between candidate Abdel Fatah al Sisi and his sole rival Moussa Mustafa Moussa. Polling stations will start sroting and counting ballots during the next hours.


Alexandria, Cairo, Giza, and North Sinai governorates have recorded the highest turnout so far, according to a statement by the Supreme Media Council late on Tuesday.


Although no official reports were released regarding the size of turnout so far, women and elderly participation were remarkable in different governorates. Some governors said the turnout in the second day was higher than the first in their respective governorates.


Signs of joy were clear in highly crowded polling stations, where many voters sang national songs and danced outside schools, where the vote is being held.


The 2018 presidential election is the third poll to take place in Egypt since the January 2011 revolution.




Here is the live update on the vote counting:


22:05

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Vote counting process started in most of the Egyptian governorates, while few governorates are still operating the voting process.

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22:23

Sub committee no. 15 at Al sharabia district ended the counting process. Presidential candidate Abdel Fatah al Sisi received 1449 votes(89 percent of the votes), while his rival Muossa Mustafa Moussa received 186 votes (3 percent of the votes).

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The sub committee counted 1635 votes, 131 of them were invalid.

22:35

Sub-committee No.15 at Dokki neighborhood ended the votes counting process. Candidate Abdel Fatah al Sisi received 1274 votes, while his rival Moussa received 24 votes. Valid votes counted were 1298.

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Candidate Sisi is having a landslide victory in several polling stations

23:15

Egyptian candidate Abdel Fatah al-Sisi is having a landslide victory in several polling stations, the latest news report that Sisi received 1032 votes at sub committee no.1 at El Matareya district, while his opponent Moussa had 39 votes.

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Sisi secured 1337 votes out of 1554 valid votes, while his Moussa received 63 votes according to the vote counting process at sub polling station No.20 at Al Sharabia district.

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El Salam village sub polling station ended the votes counting process, with Sisi receiving 823 votes out of 869 valid votes and 34 invalid ones, his rival Moussa had 34 votes.

23:24

Sub polling station of Maadi National school ended the votes counting, Sisi received 1435 votes, Moussa had 48 votes.

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23:31

Sub polling station No.28 at Assiut governorate ended the vote counting process, candidate Sisi had a landslide victory by acquiring 1852 votes out of 1948 valid votes, while his rival Moussa had only 96 votes.

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23:37

Sub polling station No.1 at Dar El Salam district announced that Sisi received 1314 votes, while his rival Moussa had 43 votes.

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23:43

Sub polling station No.80 at El Matariya district announced that candidate Sisi had 1573 votes, while his rival received 62 votes.

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23:53

Initial indicators of the vote counting process at 77 sub polling stations in Suez governorate reveal Sisi's landslide victory by receiving 19422 votes, while his sole rival Moussa had 121 votes.

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00:08

The main polling station of Banha governorate announced that the participation rate reached 52 percent of the registered voters. Banha's main polling station added that candidate Abdel Fatah al Sisi acquired 98 percent of the votes.

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00:27

Main polling station of Hali'ab city announced that candidate Abdel Fatah al-Sisi received 2134 votes, while Moussa had 60 votes.

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00:31

The main polling station in Shorouk city announced voting resulted 10700 votes for Sisi and 2000 votes for Moussa.

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00:35

Hawamdeya main polling station announces candidate Abdel Fatah al-Sisi receiving 26195 votes; Moussa receiving 1255 votes.

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00:43

The main polling station in Kerdasa announced candidate Sisi got 38204 votes; Moussa on the other hand received 1089 votes.

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00:45

Main polling station of Shalateen city announced that candidate Abdel Fatah al-Sisi received 3321 votes, while Moussa had 114 votes.

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1:09

Preliminary indicators of the main polling station in Alexandria announced that candidate Abdel Fatah al Sisi received 10 thousand votes, while his sole rival Moussa Moustafa Moussa had 350 votes.

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1:20

The main polling station of Agouza district announced that candidate Abdel Fatah al Sisi received 64934 votes, while Moussa Moustafa Moussa had 2058 votes.

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1:26

Main polling station in Ismailia announced that candidate Sisi received 52699, Moussa, on the other hand, received 2058 votes.

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1:51

The main polling station of Sharqia Governorate ended the votes counting process, candidate al Sisi received 47704 votes out of 48678 valid votes, while his opponent Moussa Moustafa Moussa had 974 votes.

2:00

The main polling station of Shibin El Kom city announced the finale results of the counting process. Candidate Abdel Fatah al Sisi received 60 thousand votes (97 percent of votes) out of 66753 valid votes, while his sole rival had 1465 votes (2.38 percent of votes).

2:11

The main polling station at El Zeitoun district announced after finishing the votes counting that candidate al Sisi received 69637 votes (out of 71718 valid votes), while candidate Moussa had 2181 votes.

2:26

The main polling station of Suez governorate announced that candidate Abdel Fatah al Sisi received 20964 votes out of 21819 valid ones, while Moussa had 855 votes.

2:35

The main polling station at Helwan district announced that candidate al Sisi received 98257 votes out of 102741 valid ones, sole rival Moussa received 4487 votes.

3:40

Official figures showed that 104,606 voted in the elections in Red Sea governorate out of 336,954 registered votes, a turnout of 40.3%, with Sisi advancing with 114,827 votes, while Moussa received 6,045 votes. The invalid votes recorded 4.4%. Cairo has 110 sub-polling station and eight main polling stations.

There are 59.78m eligible voters in Egypt distributed over 13,706 sub-polling stations.

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3:47

Official figures in Qena governorate showed that 563,556 voted in the elections out of 1,875,016 registered votes, a turnout of 30%, with Sisi advancing with 524,988 votes, while Moussa received 1,209 votes. The invalid votes recorded 26,499. Qena has 434 sub-polling station and 10 main polling stations.

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3:49

Official figures in Qalyubia governorate showed that 1,326,417 voted in the elections out of 3,048,951 registered votes, a turnout of 43%, with Sisi advancing with 1,168,596 votes, while Moussa received 1,209 votes. The invalid votes recorded 105,711. Qalyubia has 674 sub-polling station and 16 main polling stations.

Qalyubia

3:52

Official figures in Assiut governorate showed that 1,012,577 voted in the elections out of 2,563,259 registered votes, a turnout of 39.5%, with Sisi advancing with 934,129 votes, while Moussa received 41,128 votes. The invalid votes recorded 37,320 Asyut has 599 sub-polling station and 15 main polling stations.

Asyut

4:08

Official figures in New Valley governorate showed that 99124 voted in the elections out of 168698 registered votes, a turnout of 58.75%, with Sisi advancing with 85866 votes, while Moussa received 4117 votes. The invalid votes recorded 9141.

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4:09

Official figures showed that 253,108 voted in the elections out of 781,017 registered votes, a turnout of 32.4%, with Sisi advancing with 237,151 votes, while Moussa received 5,669 votes. The invalid votes recorded 10,327 Luxor has 195 sub-polling station and six main polling stations.

There are 59.78m eligible voters in Egypt distributed over 13,706 sub-polling stations.

Luxor

4:10

Official figures showed that 354991 voted in the election out of 833779 registered voters, with a turnout of 42%, with Sisi advancing with 297551 votes, while Moussa received 9696 votes. The invalid votes recorded 28460. Ismailia has 222 sub-polling station and 10 main polling stations.

There are 59.78m eligible voters in Egypt distributed over 13,706 sub-polling stations.

Ismailia

4:15

Official figures showed that 814,135 voted in the election out of 1,741,507 registered voters, with a turnout of 46.78%, with Sisi advancing with 727,895 votes, while Moussa received 26,681 votes. Beni Suef has 514 sub-polling stations and nine main polling stations.

There are 59.78m eligible voters in Egypt distributed over 13,706 sub-polling stations.

Beni Suef

4:19

Official figures showed that 1,376,647 voted in the elections out of 3,209,023 registered votes, a turnout of 42.9%, with Sisi advancing with1,229,214 votes, while Moussa received 49,677 votes. The invalid votes recorded 97,656 Minya has 715 sub-polling station and 13 main polling stations.

There are 59.78m eligible voters in Egypt distributed over 13,706 sub-polling stations.

Minya

4:42

Official figures showed that 167940 voted in the elections out of 441255 registered votes,with Sisi advancing with 145354 votes, while Moussa received 6961 votes.

Suez

4:50

Official figures showed that 1,207,613 voted in the election out of 2,514,278 registered voters, a turnout of 48%, with Sisi advancing with 1,138,565 votes, while Moussa received 22,746 votes. Menoufia has 596 sub-polling station and 12 main polling stations.

There are 59.78m eligible voters in Egypt distributed over 13,706 sub-polling stations.

Menoufia

5:01

Official figures showed that 1728622 voted in the election out of 3829453 registered votes, a turnout of 45%, with Sisi advancing with 1568378 votes, while Moussa received 43817 votes. Beheira has 885 sub-polling station and 18 main polling stations.

There are 59.78m eligible voters in Egypt distributed over 13,706 sub-polling stations.

Beheira

5:40

Official figures showed that 1491533 voted in the election out of 3834698 registered votes, a turnout of 39%, with Sisi advancing with 1311356 votes, while Moussa received 40853 votes. Alexandria has 681 sub-polling station and 18 main polling stations.

There are 59.78m eligible voters in Egypt distributed over 13,706 sub-polling stations.

Alexandria

5:53

Official figures showed that 969,434 voted in the election out of 2,124,427 registered voters, with a turnout of 45.6%, with Sisi advancing with 910,810 votes, while Moussa received 23,673 votes. The invalid votes recorded 34,951. Kafr El Sheikh has 578 sub-polling station and 14 main polling stations.

There are 59.78m eligible voters in Egypt distributed over 13,706 sub-polling stations.

Kafr El Sheikh

5:55

Official figures showed that 969,434 voted in the election out of 2,124,427 registered voters, with a turnout of 45.6%, with Sisi advancing with 910,810 votes, while Moussa received 23,673 votes. The invalid votes recorded 34,951. Gharbia has 578 sub-polling station and 14 main polling stations.

There are 59.78m eligible voters in Egypt distributed over 13,706 sub-polling stations.

Gharbia

6:03

Official figures showed that 931805 voted in the election out of 2860973 registered voters, with a turnout of 32.5%, with Sisi advancing with 855391 votes, while Moussa received 25229 votes. The invalid votes recorded 51115. Sohag has 781 sub-polling station and 18 main polling stations.

There are 59.78m eligible voters in Egypt distributed over 13,706 sub-polling stations.

Sohag

6:12

Official figures showed that 103,584 voted in the election out of 272,397 registered voters, with a turnout of 38%, with Sisi advancing with 88,370 votes, while Moussa received 4,211 votes. The invalid votes recorded 11,003. Matrouh has 149 sub-polling station and eight main polling stations.

There are 59.78m eligible voters in Egypt distributed over 13,706 sub-polling stations.

Matrouh

6:57

Official figures showed that 764,787 voted in the election out of 1,854,176 registered voters, with a turnout of 41.2%, with Sisi advancing with 732,609 votes, while Moussa received 25,883 votes. Faiyum has 424 sub-polling stations and nine main polling stations.

There are 59.78m eligible voters in Egypt distributed over 13,706 sub-polling stations.

Faiyum
 
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