Egyptians flock to polling stations to elect the new president on Monday March 26, 2018- Egypt Today/ Mohamed el-Hosary
CAIRO – 4 April 2018: Major General Mohamed Zamlout, governor of the New Valley governorate, rewarded employees of the governmental departments by allowing them to leave an hour early for three days, starting Tuesday April 3.
This reward came as the New Valley witnessed the highest voter turnout in the presidential election, ahead of all other governorates.
With five main voting stations and 61 sub-polling stations, provisional figures show that 1,376,647 votes were cast out of 168,863 registered voters, creating a total turn-out of 58.7 percent.
President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi received 85,866 votes, while Moussa Moustafa Moussa received 4,117 votes; invalid votes amounted to 9,141.
Around LE 15 million was also allocated for the citizens of the constituencies that saw the highest turnout in the New Valley governorate, according to Al-Masry Al youm newspaper.
The National Election Authority announced in a press conference Monday, April 2, the victory of candidate Sisi over his sole contender, Moussa, head of al-Ghad party.
President Sisi garnered 97.08 percent of valid votes in the presidential election, where more than 21.8 million people voted for him, stated Ibrahim Lasheen, head of the National Election Authority.
Moussa received 656,534 votes, making up 2.9 percent of the valid ballots, Lasheen said. He added that the turnout stood at 24,254,152; 41.05 percent of 59,078,138 eligible voters.