Cairo, Egyptians have begun three days of voting to elect a new president, in an election expected to produce a landslide for the incumbent.

There are few doubts that President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi will win a second term after most challengers withdrew.

The only other candidate is the little-known centrist politician Moussa Mostafa Moussa. But, Moussa is known to be a supporter of the president, and has said he supports Sisi’s re-election.

Egypt, which has a population of 95 million, is the largest Arab country and has played a central role in Middle Eastern politics in modern times.

Seven candidates initially put themselves forward for the presidency, but the majority of them pulled out of the race, including human rights lawyer Khalid Ali and former Prime Minister Ahmad Shafiq, the BBC reported.

Source:Oman News Agency