Abdel Fattah al-Sisi re-elected as president with 97 percent of votes

Vastavam web: Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has been re-elected with 97 percent of votes, the same proportion that the former military commander secured four years ago for his first term but with a lower turnout, official results showed on Monday.Turnout was 41 percent, despite efforts to get as many Egyptians as possible to polling stations during last week’s vote. Sisi had been virtually guaranteed a landslide win, confirmed by early tallies as voting ended on Wednesday.

Sisi said he had wanted more candidates to run and that he had nothing to do with the opposition withdrawals.The election commission said the vote was held according to the “highest international standards of integrity and transparency” as it read out the results in a televised announcement.“The sight of Egyptian citizens from all walks of society lining up was impressive and inspiring,” Sisi said in a speech to the nation.