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Egypt's interim president: Turnout in presidential elections is nearly 46 %

  • In this Wednesday, May 28, 2014 photo, an election worker displays two ballots with a check mark in front of presidential candidate Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi's name at a counting center in Cairo, Egypt. With nearly all votes counted, Egypt's former military chief has won a crushing victory over his sole opponent with more than 92 percent of the votes, according to results announced by his campaign early Thursday. The campaign of retired field marshal El-Sissi said he won 23.38 million votes, with left-wing politician Hamdeen Sabahi taking 735,285. Invalid votes were 1.07 million, or nearly 350,000 more than the number of votes for the 59-year-old Sabahi. (AP Photo/Ahmed Abdel Fattah, El Shorouk Newspaper) EGYPT OUT

    In this Wednesday, May 28, 2014 photo, an election worker displays two ballots with a check mark in front of presidential candidate Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi's name at a counting center in Cairo, Egypt. With nearly all votes counted, Egypt's former military chief has won a crushing victory over his sole opponent with more than 92 percent of the votes, according to results announced by his campaign early Thursday. The campaign of retired field marshal El-Sissi said he won 23.38 million votes, with left-wing politician Hamdeen Sabahi taking 735,285. Invalid votes were 1.07 million, or nearly 350,000 more than the number of votes for the 59-year-old Sabahi. (AP Photo/Ahmed Abdel Fattah, El Shorouk Newspaper) EGYPT OUT  (The Associated Press)

  • A supporter of presidential hopeful Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, Egypt's former military chief, holds his poster and a national flag during a celebration at Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt, Thursday, May 29, 2014. El-Sissi appeared well on his way to a landslide victory over his sole opponent, according to partial election results announced late Wednesday, after voting was extended for a third day in an attempt to prevent an embarrassment over low turnout. Arabic reads "Egypt for all Egyptians."(AP Photo/Amr Nabil)

    A supporter of presidential hopeful Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, Egypt's former military chief, holds his poster and a national flag during a celebration at Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt, Thursday, May 29, 2014. El-Sissi appeared well on his way to a landslide victory over his sole opponent, according to partial election results announced late Wednesday, after voting was extended for a third day in an attempt to prevent an embarrassment over low turnout. Arabic reads "Egypt for all Egyptians."(AP Photo/Amr Nabil)  (The Associated Press)

  • Supporters of presidential hopeful Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, the nation’s former military chief, dance during a celebration at Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt, Thursday, May 29, 2014. El-Sissi appeared well on his way to a landslide victory over his sole opponent, according to partial election results announced late Wednesday, after voting was extended for a third day in an attempt to prevent an embarrassment over low turnout. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)

    Supporters of presidential hopeful Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, the nation’s former military chief, dance during a celebration at Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt, Thursday, May 29, 2014. El-Sissi appeared well on his way to a landslide victory over his sole opponent, according to partial election results announced late Wednesday, after voting was extended for a third day in an attempt to prevent an embarrassment over low turnout. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)  (The Associated Press)

Egypt's Interim President says turnout in presidential elections has reached some 46 percent, as former army chief claims crushing victory over sole opponent with more than 93 percent of the vote.

Adly Mansour says in a statement Thursday that preliminary tallies showed that some 25 million people cast their ballots in the three-day vote, which he said was free of "any serious misconduct."

He says the vote shows "broad consensus for the roadmap" for political transition announced after the military overthrow of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi in July.

With nearly all votes counted, the campaign of retired Field Marshal Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi said he won 23.38 million votes, with left-wing politician Hamdeen Sabahi taking 736,268. Invalid votes were 1.03 million.