Time to work says president-elect
Published 03/06/2014 | 18:32
Former army chief Field Marshal Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi has won Egypt's presidential elections by a landslide victory of 96.9% of the vote, with turnout of 47.45%, officials announced.
Anwar el-Assi, the Election Commission's president, said Mr el-Sissi received 23.78 million votes, while his sole rival, leftist politician Hamdeen Sabahi, got 3% of the vote.
Mr El-Sissi's victory was never in doubt, but the career infantry officer had pushed for a massive turnout as well to bestow legitimacy on his ousting last July of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi and the ensuing crackdown on his Muslim Brotherhood and Islamist supporters.