CAIRO: The results of the presidential elections will be announced June 4 instead of June 5 as previously decided by the High Presidential Elections Commission (HPEC), an inside source told Youm7 Thursday.
Results reported to HPEC indicate that no runoff is required since Abdel Fatah al-Sisi has had an absolute majority of valid votes, the source said.
Indicators of the polling results show that Sisi gained some 23, 264, 306 votes, constituting 92.9 percent, and that Hamdeen Sabbahi received 734, 300 votes, making up a percentage of 2.9, according to Youm7.
Void votes ranked higher than Sabbahi with 1,022,772 invalid ballots.
In the 2012 presidential elections, 13 candidates were competing with each other. Sabbahi won the majority of votes in Cairo, Alexandria, and three other governorates out of Egypt’s 27 governorates. He ranked third after former President Mohamed Morsi and former Prime Minister in Mubarak’s era Ahmed Shafiq with 20.7 percent (4, 820, 273 votes.)
A total of 47 percent of registered voters casted their votes in the previous elections.