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El-Sissi wins presidential election by landslide

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CAIRO — With nearly all ballots counted, Egypt’s former military chief has won a crushing victory over his sole opponent in the country’s presidential election, his campaign said today. But the results were stained by questions about turnout despite a robust government effort to get out the vote.

Retired field marshal Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi won more than 92 percent of the votes, compared with 2.9 percent for his sole opponent and 4 percent of invalid votes, according to a tally released by his campaign.

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