CAIRO, March 28 (Xinhua) -- The third and final day of Egypt's 2018 presidential election kicked off on Wednesday at 9 a.m. Cairo local time (0700 GMT) amid calls for citizens to take part in the polls.
Incumbent President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi is expected to make an easy win on his sole rival, a little known politician, for a second four-year term.
The Egyptian leadership seeks a high voter turnout as a sign of popular support for President Sisi's reelection and the people's confidence in his leadership for a better future.
Nearly 60 million Egyptians out of the country's 104 million population are eligible to vote in some 13,700 polling stations nationwide.
"Participation in the election is actually a national duty of each citizen, not just a right," said Egyptian Foreign Ministry's spokesman Ahmed Abu Zeid in a statement Wednesday.
"Participation is a responsibility at this time, due to the challenges the nation is going through, whether internally or externally," he added.
The polls are held amid intense security presence and tight security measures taken by the army and the police around polling centers throughout Egypt.
On March 19, the most populous Arab state wrapped up the three-day voting process of Egyptian expatriates in about 124 countries across the world.
The election final result will be announced on April 2, according to the National Election Authority.