Sisi wins 89.6% of votes to become presient of Egypt for third term

10:35 PM | 18 Dec, 2023
Sisi wins 89.6% of votes to become presient of Egypt for third term
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Abdel Fattah al-Sisi easily won a third term as president of Egypt in a contest in which he had no formidable opponents. 

He declared the outcome a rejection of the "inhumane war" being waged on Gaza, his neighbour.

He received 89.6% of the vote in the election, which was conducted while Egypt attempts to control the possibility of a spillover from the conflict near its Sinai Peninsula and battles a lingering economic crisis.

A number of voters stated that the escalation of hostilities in Gaza had prompted them to cast their ballots for Sisi. Sisi has consistently positioned himself as the guardian of stability in an unstable country, a claim that has been persuasive as seen by the financial backing his administration receives from Western and Gulf friends.

In a speech shortly after the results were declared, Sisi stated, "Egyptians lined up to vote not just to choose their president for the next term, but to express their rejection of this inhumane war to the entire world."

He described the conflict between Israel and Hamas, the Palestinian Islamist movement that rules Gaza, as Egypt's main problem and said that Egypt had to do all in its power to put an end to it.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - Pak Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Dirham, Riyal 23 May 2024

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on May 23, 2024 (Thursday) in open market.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.25 for buying and 280.25 for selling.

Euro moved down to 297 for buying and 300 for selling while British Pound rate is 349.5 for buying, and 353 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.2 and Saudi Riyal came down to 73.45.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 23 May 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 08:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 277.25 280.25
Euro EUR 297 300
UK Pound Sterling GBP 349.5 353
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.2 75.95
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.45 74.2
Australian Dollar AUD 183 184.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.52 748.52
Canadian Dollar CAD 203 205
China Yuan CNY 38.51 38.91
Danish Krone DKK 40.52 40.92
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.68 36.03
Indian Rupee INR 3.34 3.45
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.3 912.3
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.39 59.99
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.11 172.11
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.92 26.22
Omani Riyal OMR 723.46 731.46
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 76.42 77.12
Singapore Dollar SGD 203 205
Swedish Korona SEK 26.02 26.32
Swiss Franc CHF 305.97 308.47
Thai Bhat THB 7.67 7.82


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