Al-Masry Al-Youm: Sisi garnered 23,965,560 votes, equal to 96.9%

Findings collected by Al-Masry Al-Youm about the results of the presidential elections which ended Wednesday show that presidential hopeful and former Defense Minister Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has garnered 23,965,560 votes, equal to 96.9 percent of the total valid votes, while leftist candidate Hamdeen Sabbahi received 754,757 votes, equal to 3.1 percent.

The invalid votes reached 1,028,000 votes of the total number of participants, which stood at 25,744,130 votes, equal to 47.7 percent of the total number of eligible voters, according to Al-Masry Al-Youm estimates.
The Presidential Elections Commission (PEC) said it would announce the official result on 5 June the latest.
The number of eligible voters in Egypt during the 2014 presidential elections was about 53,909,306 voters, divided over 25,343 polling stations nationwide, supervised by 16,000 judges.
The number of armed forces that secured the elections were 181,912 officers and soldiers, beside 220,000 policemen and 400 battle groups. The UAE also has to provide 15 armored vehicles to back the Egyptian security forces in the current elections.
Sisi has announced Thursday at dawn he garnered 24,058,176 votes according to the sorting of votes, his official Facebook page said.
Mohamed Bahaa Abu Shaqa legal adviser to Sisi's campaign told Al-Youm Channel Wednesday Sisi would deliver a speech to the people immediately after the announcement of the results where he will explain his vision to the people. 
"Wait, stay tuned, and learn. We have used the finest scientific method to manage this electoral process. We are working professionally and we filmed the making which would be displayed to people on the right time to see how work was going at the campaign headquarters," Abu Shaqa said.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm

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