Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi (R) meeting with British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson at the Presidential palace in the capital Cairo, February 26, 2017. (Photo by AFP)
CAIRO - 2 April 2018: British Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs Boris Johnson said he looks forward to working with President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi during his second term.
President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi garnered 97.08 percent of valid votes in the presidential elections last week, where more than 21.8 million people voted for him. His hardly-known competitor received 656,534 votes, making up 2.9 percent of the valid ballots. The turnout stood at 24,254,152 voters; 41 percent of the electorate.
In a Monday press conference, the National Elections Authority announced the unsurprising figures, yet its head, judge Lachine Ibrahim, applauded the turnout of Egyptian expats abroad and the judicial supervision of the poll.
President Sisi competed against el-Ghad Party chairperson Moussa Moustafa Moussa.
Ibrahim added in the press conference that the independent organization of the NEA enabled voters to cast their ballots outside their governorates by firstly registering their preferred area of voting.
Judges were transported to polling stations at locations of major construction projects, such as the New Administrative Capital, so workers are not deprived from voting.
The judicial supervision provided transparency during the poll and the sorting of the ballots, and the NEA showed full cooperation with local and international NGOs that observed the election, Ibrahim said.
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