Egypt’s Sisi takes poll lead as vote count begins

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Egypt’s electoral body has started counting votes following the conclusion of polling in the presidential elections.

Voting began on Sunday and ended at 21:00 local time on Tuesday (19:00 GMT), with more than 67 million people registered to vote.

Incumbent President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi is seeking a third consecutive term.

Although three other candidates are vying for the presidency, many Egyptians believe Mr Sisi will easily win a new six-year term in office.

Early provisional results have already placed Mr Sisi in the lead.

The official results are set to be announced on 18 December.

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