Mubarak reelected by 93 percent vote
Egypt-Egypt, Politics, 9/27/1999
Egyptian Interior Minister Habib El-Adli said that Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak received 93.79% of the valid votes in yesterday's presidential referendum.
He said Mubarak received 17,554,856 votes, while 1,162,525 voters opposed his candidacy. 240,512 votes were deemed invalid. 18,957,893 voters out of a total eligible 23,934,907 cast their ballots in the election.
President Mubarak and members of his family cast their votes in a school near his house in Misr al-Jideda (New Egypt) where he was greatly welcomed by gathering groups of citizens who pledged to reelect him.
President Mubarak will take his constitutional oath on October 5 for his new six-year term.
The oath ceremony will be done in a special session by the Egyptian People's Assembly (parliament), during which the Egyptian president will deliver a speech in which he will define the basics of Egypt's internal and external policy in the coming phase.
According to the Egyptian constitution, following the oath-taking ceremony, the Egyptian government is considered resigned as well as the governors of the Egyptian provinces. Meanwhile, Mubarak expressed his deep thanks to the Egyptian people who practiced their constitutional right in the referendum for the presidency.
In statements he made today following the declaration of the results of the referendum, President Mubarak called on all social strata to work sincerely and to actively take part in the building up process taking place in Egypt in all walks of life.
Meanwhile, Palestinian President Yasser Arafat stated that the success of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak in the referendum that took place yesterday is a victory for the Arabs and Islam and that it is also a success for Palestine and Jerusalem, adding that Mubarak has a famous worldly position that all are proud of.
In an interview from Gaza with the Egyptian Sawt al-Arab radio this morning, Arafat said, "Mubarak's role in the peace process is not forgettable by the Palestinian people nor by the Arab nation, as it establishes a strong base, and if it were not for his great help and participation we would not have reached these agreement in the peace process."
He added that the Sharm El-Sheikh accord was sponsored by Mubarak and helped by his efforts and that he exerted great efforts toward the Oslo, Cairo, Taba and Sharm El-Sheikh agreements.
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