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In A Landslide Victory, El-Sissi Wins Second Term As Egypt's President

Even before voters headed to the polls, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi's win was pretty much guaranteed.

In A Landslide Victory, El-Sissi Wins Second Term As Egypt's President
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Abdel Fattah el-Sissi won re-election as Egypt's president in a landslide. 

Egypt's state-run newspaper reported the preliminary results show Sissi won more than 90 percent of the vote. 

The three-day election concluded Wednesday. Even though some voters said they were paid to go to the polls, turnout was reportedly not very high — just around 40 percent.

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As Newsy previously reported, Sissi's win was practically a foregone conclusion.

Since several potential rival candidates were sidelined leading up to the election, Sissi's only actual challenger on the ballot was one of his supporters. 

Additional reporting from Newsy affiliate CNN