Egyptians predictably elect former general El-Sisi as president

Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi, 59, Egypt’s former military chief, has won the Egyptian presidency by a sweeping 92 percent landslide against his only contender Hamdeen Sabahi. His victory was never in doubt, but he had hoped for a strong turnout to bestow legitimacy on his ouster last July of Islamist Mohamed Morsi. However, the nationwide turnout was around 44 percent of Egypt’s 54 million voters, well below the 52 percent Morsi won, even after a third day of voting was added Wednesday. 

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