Abdel Fattah al-Sisi headed for big wins in Egypt's presidential election

May 29, 2014 8:02 AM

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CAIRO: Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, the retired Field Marshall who toppled Egypt's Islamist president Mohamed Morsi last year, was today heading for a landslide victory, bagging 96.2 per cent of total vote with most of the ballots counted.

The 59-year-old former army chief won 96.2 per cent of about 21 million votes cast, state TV reported early today, with the ballots from 312 of 352 counting stations tallied.

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