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Voting for Egypt’s presidential election underway (Lead)


Voting for Egypt’s presidential election underway (Lead)December 10, 2023

Cairo, Dec 10 (IANS) Voting for Egypt’s presidential election began on Sunday, with four candidates contesting, including incumbent President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi.

Voting spans from December 10 to 12, with each day allowing 12 hours to cast ballots.

Overseas Egyptian voters had previously cast their ballots from December 1 to 3, Xinhua news agency reported.

About 67 million Egyptians are eligible to vote at more than 9,000 polling stations nationwide.

Sisi, who is running for a third term, was elected president in 2014 and reelected in 2018 for a second term, both with an overwhelming majority.

The other three contestants are the Social Democratic Party’s Farid Zahran; the Egyptian Al-Wafd Party’s Abdel Sanad Yamama; and Hazem Omar, the People’s Republican Party candidate.

The final result is scheduled to be announced on December 18, if no run-off is required.




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