Cairo (March 27, 2018): Presidential elections are underway in Egypt as polls started for the second day of Election on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is expected to win easily against a little-known rival.
Authorities have been urging Egyptians to participate in the three-day vote, hoping for a high turnout despite what is seen as a foregone conclusion. Sisi’s sole rival is Moussa Mostafa Moussa – himself a supporter of the president.
Sisi, a former army chief elected in 2014 a year after ousting his predecessor Mohamed Morsi, urged voters to turn out en masse.
The army had ousted Morsi following mass protests against him, and Sisi remains popular, but tough economic reforms that ratcheted up inflation appear to have dented his popularity.