Sisi's crushing presidential election in Egypt undercut by turnout

May 29, 2014 8:56 AM

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Victory celebrations erupted by backers of Abdel Fattah Sisi, who easily won election as Egypt’s next president, according to unofficial talllies released by his campaign early Thursday.

But the landslide win — more than 92 percent of the vote, with nearly all ballots counted — was soured by a turnout lower than his camp had hoped for, pointing to a wellspring of anger, mistrust or apathy among a large chunk of the electorate.

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