Cairo. Voting for the presidency in Egypt started on Sunday, which will continue for three days. In these elections, President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s victory is considered almost certain as there is no strong rival candidate. Due to the Israel-Hamas war in Gaza, there is not much enthusiasm regarding this election. One reason for this is that these days the attention of Egyptians is on the ongoing conflict on the eastern borders of their country.
Three-day voting in Egypt began on Sunday, amid an economic crisis in the country. According to official figures, about one-third of the people in this country with a population of 10.5 crore are poor. Three candidates are running against el-Sisi: Farid Zahran, head of the opposition Social Democratic Party, Abdel-Sanad Yamama, head of the Wafd Party, and Hazem Omar, head of the Republican People’s Party.
According to the National Election Authority, the judicial-headed body that conducts the election process, voting will be held over three days starting from Sunday, with re-polling from January 8 to 10 if no candidate gets more than 50 percent of the votes. Will be. Egyptian expatriates voted from December 1 to 3. Thousands of soldiers have been deployed across the country to ensure security during the voting process. More than six crore people are eligible to vote in this election and officials expect a huge turnout this time.
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