Egypt Presidential Elections: A Last Minute Surge for Sabbahi?

Just before midday today results in Egypt’s presidential elections gave leftist candidate Hamdeen Sabbahi a sudden surge in votes and he was reported to have won first place in Egypt’s second largest city,  Alexandria. According to al-Ahram’s website, results are also in from the coastal Red Sea Governorate which recorded a 40.4% turnout.   Sabbahi took first place as follows:

  1. Sabbahi 22,384 (24.6 per cent)
  2. Moussa 18,651 (20.5 per cent)
  3. Shafiq 18,042 (19.83 per cent)
  4. Abul-Fotouh 16,328 (17.9 per cent)
  5. Mursi 15,593 (17.1 per cent)

Results from Giza governorate also give Sabbahi first place:

  1. Sabbahi 77,108 (32.20 per cent)
  2. Shafiq 55,722 (23.27 per cent)
  3. Mursi 43,913 (18.34 per cent)
  4. Abul-Fotouh 35,381 (14.77 per cent)
  5. Moussa 27,361 (11.42 per cent)

Whereas Sharqiya was taken by Shafik:

  1. Shafiq 627,808 (37.6 per cent)
  2. Mursi 536,634 (32.2 per cent)
  3. Abul Fotouh 220,920 (13.2 per cent)
  4. Sabbahi 211,106 (12.6 per cent)
  5. Moussa 69,725 (4.1 per cent)

According to Ahram Weekly, these results put Sabbahi in second place overall at midday today behind the Muslim Brotherhood’s Mohamed Morsi, ousting Ahmed Shafik. However, this afternoon al-Ahram live updates are reporting a swing back towards Shafik after more results came in.

Results for Sohag:

  1. Mursi 202,554 (31.6 per cent)
  2. Shafiq 177,418 (27.7 per cent)
  3. Abul-Fotouh 113,617 (17.7 per cent)
  4. Moussa 100,032 (15.6 per cent)
  5. Sabbahi 47,463 (7.4 per cent)

Results from Fayyoum:

  1. Mursi 288,848 (47.9 per cent)
  2. Abul Fotouh 168,413 (27.9 per cent)
  3. Shafiq 75,042 (12.4 per cent)
  4. Sabbahi 37,804 (6.2 per cent)
  5. Moussa 32,476 (5.3 per cent)

Results from al-Wadi al-Gedid:

  1. Mursi 15,571 (29.7 per cent)
  2. Abul-Fotouh  13,338 (25.5 per cent)
  3. Moussa 9,406 (18 per cent)
  4. Sabahi 7,607 (14.5 per cent)
  5. Shafiq 6,448 (12.3 per cent)

Results reported from Suez:

  1. Mursi 92,633 (27.0 per cent)
  2. Sabbahi 71,679 (20.9 per cent)
  3. Moussa 65,988 (19.2 per cent)
  4. Abul Fotouh 59,697 (17.4 per cent)
  5. Shafiq 52,377 (15.3 per cent)

There are still results to be counted before the two candidates who will go forward to a second round of voting, expected in mid-June, are finalised.

 

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