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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Did Egypt's Added Day Increase Turnout?

After the added third day of voting, election officials are claiming close to 40% turnout or 21 million people, still sharply down from the 26 million in 2012. On the other hand, The Egyptian Center for Media Studies and Public Opinion (Takamol Masr)  is claiming that only 7.5% of the electorate actually turned out.

Whichever is accurate, clearly, Sisi's hopes for a turnout at least as big as 2012 were not fulfilled.

Disappointing as the turnout my have been, there are no surprises in the vote count; as the results are gradually announced, Ahram Online is posting the totals live. This was the count just a few minutes ago:

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

According to the totals now posted at Ahram, Spoilt is giving Sabahi a run for his money.