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Egypt: El-Sissi way ahead in presidential poll

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CAIRO — Egypt’s former military chief appeared well on his way to a landslide victory over his sole opponent, according to partial election results announced late Wednesday, after voting was extended for a third day in an attempt to prevent an embarrassment over low turnout. The campaign of retired field marshal Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi said he won 10.35 million votes after nearly half the ballots were counted, with left-wing politician Hamdeen Sabahi taking 333,566. El-Sissi’s win ...

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