Global EditionASIA 中文双语Français
Home / World / Middle East

Egypt's Sisi wins presidential election with 89.6 percent of vote

Xinhua | Updated: 2023-12-18 21:11
Share - WeChat
The image of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is displayed during a press conference, announcing the results of the Egypt's presidential election, at the International Convention Center in Nasr City district in Cairo, Egypt, December 18, 2023. [Photo/Agencies]

CAIRO -- Egypt's National Election Authority (NEA) declared on Monday that incumbent President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi won the 2024 presidential election with some 40 million, or 89.6 percent of valid votes.

At a press conference in Cairo, Chairman of the NEA Hazem Badawy said that nearly 44.8 million citizens at home and abroad voted in the election, out of some 67 million eligible voters, representing a turnout of 66.8 percent, which is "the highest turnout in Egypt's history."

Hazem Omar, who leads the Republican People's Party, won 4.5 percent of the vote, followed by the Egyptian Social Democratic Party's Farid Zahran, and the Egyptian Wafd Party's Abdel-Sanad Yamama.

Following the announcement of the election's results, Sisi gave a speech to the nation, in which he said "choosing me for the mission of leading the country is a responsibility that I bear faithfully."

"The state is grappling with a multitude of challenges across all levels," on top of which is the conflict in Gaza that threatens "Egypt's national security," he said.

"We own the military and economic capabilities for persevering the national security and the people gains," the Egyptian president added.

Voting in Egypt took place on Dec. 10-12 while Egyptians abroad cast their vote on Dec. 1-3 in 121 countries.

The result is final as the incumbent candidate's winning a large majority to waive the country of a run-off, according to Egyptian laws.

Most Viewed in 24 Hours
Copyright 1995 - . All rights reserved. The content (including but not limited to text, photo, multimedia information, etc) published in this site belongs to China Daily Information Co (CDIC). Without written authorization from CDIC, such content shall not be republished or used in any form. Note: Browsers with 1024*768 or higher resolution are suggested for this site.
License for publishing multimedia online 0108263

Registration Number: 130349