Sisi re-election support tops Egyptian Twitter trends



Sat, 09 Sep 2017 - 06:45 GMT


Sat, 09 Sep 2017 - 06:45 GMT

President Abdel-Fatah al-Sisi – Press photo

President Abdel-Fatah al-Sisi – Press photo

CAIRO – 9 September 2017: On Saturday, Twitter users launched a hashtag supporting President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi running for a second term in office. The hashtag translates to “we will re-elect al-Sisi”, and it topped the trending hashtags on Twitter in Egypt.

Photo 1 we will re-elect al-Sisi tops the trending Twitter hashtags in Egypt

This is not the first time Twitter users showed their support for Sisi running for a second presidential term. In April, another hashtag in support of Sisi also trended on Twitter. Some Twitter users seized this opportunity to express their support for Sisi, calling him the “savior of Egypt”.

A Twitter user announcing that she will elect al-Sisi in 2018.

Tarek Mohammed tweeted, “continue, we are all with you and we support you.”

Emad Adeb, also tweeted, “I will re-elect Sisi, for Egypt’s future.”

Another hashtag that went viral on Twitter was “we are all with al-Sisi 2018.”

Ahmed Moa’z tweeted, “we are all with Sisi, we support you and back you until the end.”

In August, the Italian news agency ANSA reported that Sisi is most likely going to win the Egyptian presidential elections in 2018 after his first four years of leadership during the difficult circumstances that Egypt is going through.

Sisi has not yet announced he will be running for a second term, but many popular voices have been calling for him to run for another four years. In August, the Modern Egypt party headed by Nabil Da’bas launched the initiative “the year of Sisi,” which primarily calls 2018 a year to return the favor to Sisi by re-electing him. Furthermore, the Expat Egyptian Youth Union announced their support to Sisi through the campaign “your sons and daughters are with you president.” The expat youth urged Sisi to run for a second term to complete the development process that he initiated in Egypt.

Sisi was elected in 2014 with 96.94 percent of the vote. Elections are expected to take place in 2018, the second presidential election since the ouster of the Muslim Brotherhood.



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