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Egypt’s Sabahi wins vote count in home district: report

Sabahi briefly breaks his losing streak in this year’s election after beating rival Abdel Fatah al-Sisi in his home province of Kafr al Sheikh

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Presidential hopeful Hamdeen Sabahi briefly broke his losing streak in this year’s election after beating rival Abdel Fatah al-Sisi in his home district of Kafr al Sheikh, Egyptian news website Al Masry al Youm reported Wednesday.

Sabahi, 60, who hails from the resort town of Baltim in the Nile Delta governorate, beat his rival by 97 votes, wining a bet to be victorious in his home province.

Partial results at 9 pm GMT showed Sisi, Egypt’s former army chief, leading with more than 90 percent of the vote ahead of Sabahi.

Earlier, Sabahi’s team said it had filed a complaint to the Presidential Elections Commission about “irregularities” it said threatened the credibility of the vote.