The polls for the presidential elections opened in Egypt on Sunday, and the results of pre-election polls indicate that the current president Abdel Fatah Al Sisi will win a new six-year term.
Voting in the presidential elections in Egypt lasts three days.
Polling stations open at 9:00 a.m. local time and close at 7:00 p.m.
The election results should be announced on December 18.
Three other candidates are relatively unknown to the public: Farid Zahran, leader of the left-leaning Egyptian Social Democratic Party, Abdel-Sanad Yamama from Wafd, a century-old but relatively marginal party, and Hazem Omar from the Republican People’s Party.
El-Sisi, a retired Egyptian army field marshal, came to power in 2013 after the Egyptian revolution against Mohamed Morsi from the Muslim brotherhood.
In the 2014 and 2018 elections, he won convincingly with more than 96 percent of the vote, according to official results.
Egyptian Parliament later extended the presidential term from four to six years and amended the constitution to raise the limit on consecutive terms from two to three.
According to the data of the electoral authorities, about 67 million voters are registered in Egypt out of a total population of 104 million.