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Sisi snatches landslide win in Egypt

By Agencies in Cairo ( China Daily ) Updated: 2014-05-30 06:54:25

96% of voters throw support behind former general who deposed Morsi

Ex-army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has scored a crushing presidential election triumph and consolidated the grip of the military, 11 months after the overthrow of the only Egyptian president not drawn from its ranks.

Ninety-six percent of voters, at least 21 million Egyptians, chose retired field marshal Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, who deposed elected Islamist president Mohammed Morsi, with ballots counted from all but a handful of 352 stations, state television reported on Thursday.

Sisi snatches landslide win in Egypt

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