Fattah Al Sisi Wins Egypt Presidential Elections

According to provisional results, al Sisi gained 93.3% of the votes cast in the just concluded elections

Judicial sources say his only challenger Hamdeen Sabahi garnered only 3% while another 3.7% were declared void.

The new man at the helm of the country is the one who ousted President Mohammed Morsi last July following massive public protests

However, Hamdeen Sabahi has complained that the voting process was marred with irregularities.

Following the low voter turn out that was experienced for two days, the elections were extended for a third day, in the hope of boosting turnout.

But a lower-than-expected turnout figure raised questions about the credibility of Sisi, since he was idolised by his supporters as a hero who can deliver political and economic stability.

Fireworks erupted in Cairo when Sisi’s supporters took to the streets to celebrate his victory waving Egyptian flags and sounded car horns through the early hours of Thursday morning.

Most Egyptian newspapers celebrated the result, with state-run Al-Akhbar calling it "a day of hope for all Egyptians".

The United States, Egypt's ally in the West, is yet to comment on Sisi's victory.

By Mildred Amoni

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