Leading and prominent figures of the Egyptian society joined the campaign to demand President Sisi to run for a second term – Photo compiled by Egypt Today/Mohamed Zain Leading and prominent figures of the Egyptian society joined the campaign to demand President Sisi to run for a second term – Photo compiled by Egypt Today/Mohamed Zain

‘To Build It’ campaign pulls vast turnout by leading figures

Sat, Oct. 14, 2017
CAIRO – 14 October 2017: “Alashan Tbneeha” (To Build It), a public campaign that kicked off in September to demand President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi to run for a second term as President of Egypt witnessed a remarkable turnout by citizens and renowned figures of the Egyptian society as the signatures phase of the campaign was launched.

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Citizens who signed the petition

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A seminar organized by the campaign


The main aim of the campaign is to gather signatures on a petition that demands a second inauguration of President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi as President of Egypt.

Some of the figures who signed the petition are;

Cheif of the Nile Radio company Maher Abdel Aziz
Cheif of the Nile Radio company Maher Abdel Aziz

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Member of the the Egyptian Football Association Magdy Abdel-Ghany

Akram Hosny
Renowned comic Akram Hosny

Hany Ramzy
Egyptian football coach Hany Ramzy

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Singer Haitham Shaker

Media anchor Asmaa Mostafa
Media anchor Asmaa Mostafa

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Veteran actor Hussein Fahmy

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Actor Hany Salama

Wafaa Amer
Actress Wafaa Amer

Renowned actor Tarek Lotfy
Actor Tarek Lotfy

Zamalek SC striker Bassem Morsy
Zamalek SC striker Bassem Morsy


As it got launched last month, the campaign was affirmed that it does not follow any political party or governmental entity.

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Photo courtesy of "Alashan Tbneeha" public campaign – Facebook


Another hashtag was initiated by the official twitter account of the campaign,

@presidentEgyptt

, namely #

صوتنا_للسيسي

(Arabic for Our vote for Sisi); it cropped up Twitter’s trends by more than 73,600 tweets and 68,500 retweets in only one day according to Trendsmap - Analytics.

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The hashtag has cropped up Twitter’s trends


A set of parliament members decided to join the campaign as well and sign the petition; parliament member Farag Amer described the campaign as a popular campaign stemmed from the pulse of Egyptian streets to demand President Sisi into running for a second term.

Abdel Fatah al-Sisi is the sixth president of Egypt. He came to office on June 2014 after the revolution of June 30, which toppled former president Mohamed Morsi, who is affiliated with the now-banned Muslim Brotherhood.


 
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