Great election victory for Mubarak, very low participation
Egypt, Politics, 9/10/2005
Chairman of the higher committee for the Presidential elections in Egypt advisor Mamdouh Meree announced that the candidate of the ruling democratic national party, President Hosni Mubarak, won a fifth term of office for 6 years at a rate of 88.6% of the votes. Only 23 % of the those eligible to vote voted.
Meree said that President Mubarak received 6,316,784 votes of the total vote of 7,305, 063. This is 6,316,784 out of 31,826,284 registered voters.
The second best showing was for the candidate of the al-Ghad party and its leader Ayman Nour who received 540,405 votes representing 7.6% of the votes, and the third place came for the candidate of al-Wafd party candidate and its leader Nuuman Jumaa with 208, 891 votes representing 2.9%.
The results of the elections came close to results of the preliminary non official results published by the Egyptian press on Friday, which indicated that Mubarak has won the first contested presidential elections in Egypt.
Worthy mentioning that Mubarak won a fourth term of office in the last referendum in September 1999 by 93.79% of the votes and the rate of turnout during these elections reached 79%.
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