Al Sissi declared Egypt’s new president

June 3, 2014 5:41 PM

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Cairo: Former defence minister Abdul Fattah Al Sissi was Tuesday declared Egypt’s new president, winning more than 96 per cent in the polls held last week.

The election commission said that Al Sissi had gained 23.7 million or 96.1 per cent of the valid votes cast in the polls, Egypt’s first since the army toppled Islamist president Mohammad Mursi last July.

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