CAIRO: Egyptians on Tuesday turned out in their droves to vote on the third and final day of balloting in the country’s presidential elections…..CONTINUE READING HERE
Polling stations throughout the nation once again witnessed queues forming long before they opened at 9 a.m., and in the southern Aswan governorate around 5,000 people marched to the main voting centers.
In Luxor governorate, also in the south, women topped the ranks of voters, and polling was reportedly brisk in the coastal city of Port Said, Cairo center, and Damietta governorate in northern Egypt.
Cairo Gov. Khaled Abdel Aal noted a significant number of young people casting their votes, and National Elections Authority officials said the general turnout for the election had been strong.
President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, who is tipped to sweep to victory, is up against three other candidates: Abdel-Sanad Yamama, the head of Wafd, Egypt’s oldest party, Hazem Omar, leader of the Republican People’s Party, and Farid Zahran, of the Social Democratic Party.
The election results are due to be announced on Dec. 18…..CONTINUE READING HERE