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Egyptian President, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi wins 3rd term in office

Boom RadioNG | December 18, 2023
Egyptian President, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi

The President of Egypt, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has won the presidential elections with 89.6 percent of the votes for a new six-year term as announced by the country’s electoral authority.

According to the electoral authority head, Hazem Badawy, he said, the turnout of voters was the highest ever seen stating it reached an “unprecedented” 66.8 percent of voters and over 39 million had cast their ballots for President Sisi after ruling the most populous Arab nation for a decade.

The president was up against three relatively unknown people in the vote held between December 10th and 12th.

The Runner-up Hazem Omar, who leads the Republican People’s Party, received 4.5 percent of the vote, then Farid Zahran, leader of the left-leaning Egyptian Social Democratic Party, and Abdel-Sanad Yamama from the Wafd.

 

Egyptian President, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi

Egyptian President, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi

Sisi is now set to serve his third and, final term in office, starting in April.

Sisi’s win comes as no surprise, despite Egypt being gripped by its worst-ever economic crisis and high tensions around the Israel-Hamas war in neighbouring Gaza.

However, the currency has plunged and annual inflation is running at 36.4 percent, sending up prices of some food staples by the week, hurting household budgets.

 

 

Dolupo Balogun

Written by Boom RadioNG

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