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epa04230456 Egyptian people celebrate at Tahrir square in Cairo, Egypt, late 28 May 2014. Former army chief Abdel-Fattah al-Sissi was sweeping Egypt’ s presidential poll with 96.8 percent of the vote in partial unofficial results. Counting got under way immediately after polls closed, and al- Hayat television reported figures from the first 3,000 counting centers putting al- Sissi on 7,367,632 votes. Al-Sissi’ s only opponent, leftist politician Hamdeen Sabahy, had 242,117 votes – 3.2 percent of the valid vote and less than the 317,167 spoilt ballots. Official results are not expected until 05 June. EPA/MAHMOUD ABDEL GHANY/ALMASRY ALYOUM EGYPT OUT