“There was a high turnout yesterday [Monday] in the morning, about 12 percent by midday, but it decreased in the afternoon. Today there’s very few people voting. The turnout is very low”, an official from international monitoring group Global Network for Rights and Development said.

The vote, which began on Monday, pits former army chief Abdel Fattah el-Sisi against the left-wing candidate Hamdeen Sabahi, a former legislator and long-term Nasserist who came third in the 2012 election.

Sisi, who is expected to win this election, led a military coup that removed the country’s first democratically elected president, Mohamed Morsi, in July.

Source: Al Jazeera