CAIRO: The High Presidential Election Commission (HPEC) officially announced Wednesday that 94.5 percent of Egyptian expat votes went to former Minister of Defense Abdel Fatah al-Sisi, while his rival, leftist candidate Hamdeen Sabbahi, got 5.4 percent of votes.
The head of HPEC, Abdel-Aziz Salman, noted in a press conference held in Cairo at 3 a.m. Wednesday that the expat vote counts are not final results and the expat votes will be added to the number of Egyptian votes that will be cast from May 26-27.
“The voting was conducted in 141 polling stations. Turnout reached 318,033 with 4,198 void votes,” Salman said. “Mr. Abdel Fatah al-Sisi got 296,628 votes and Mr. Hamdeen Sabbahi got 17,207 votes.”
Tuesday evening, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued the results of the expat votes.