El-Sisi Leads Egypt Vote Count After Struggle to Boost Turnout

May 28, 2014 9:27 PM

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Former army chief Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi was set to win Egypt’s presidency by a crushing majority, according to initial counts after voting was extended into a third day amid signs of a low turnout.

El-Sisi had 93 percent of the vote with results in from more than 2,000 polling stations, his campaign said on its Facebook page. The state-run Ahram Gate website gave him 97 percent with almost half a million ballots counted. His only rival in the contest, which is being boycotted by the Muslim Bro...

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