Lower Egypt voter turnout threatens Sisi mandate

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Electoral banner for presidential candidate and former army chief al-Sisi is seen among traffic during third day of voting in Egyptian presidential election in CairoCairo: Egyptians cast their votes in a presidential election that is certain to install former army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi as president, but his call for an overwhelming mandate did not appear to have been heeded by voters.

Egypt’s presidential election was extended by a day in an effort to boost lower than expected turnout that threatened to undermine the credibility of the frontrunner, former army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.