Voter turnout after two days of Egypt’s presidential elections is about 37 percent, an electoral official said Tuesday, after polling was extended for a third day.
That was well below the almost 52 percent who voted when Islamist Mohammad Mursi was elected in 2012.
The electoral commission decided to extend the voting for a third day after reports of low turnout, citing a “heat wave” during the day.
Judge Abdel Aziz Salman, the commission's secretary general, said “the percentage of voters was about 37 percent,” the official MENA news agency reported.
He added that the number was not an official tally.
Sisi's sole rival, leftist Hamdeen Sabbahi, criticized the decision to extend voting, saying it called the elections into doubt. His campaign said he went into a meeting to consider his response.
Sisi's campaign also criticized the extension.
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