The hashtag has been gaining popularity among Twitter users since it was initiated around seven days ago, with more than 10,000 retweets and around 8,592,839 account reaches – Photo compiled by Egypt Today/Mohamed Zain
CAIRO – 23 June 2018: For the second day, the hashtag ##السيسي_زعيمي_وأفتخر (Sisi is my leader and I am proud), which was initiated in support of President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi, has cropped up Twitter’s trending hashtags with numerous account reaches, posts and retweets.
The hashtag has been gaining popularity among Twitter users since it was initiated around seven days ago; it gained around 10,000 retweets and reached around 8,592,839 accounts in a week.
Tweets that included that hashtag praised the Egyptian leader and the achievements he managed since he was elected president, and according to the numerous accounts using the hashtag, he rescued Egypt from the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood and prevailed in the war against terrorism.
Deputy Head of the Parliament’s Housing Committee, MP Youssry al-Mughazi said the number of people reacting to the hashtag on Twitter to show how proud they are to have a leader like President Sisi shows how much Egyptians love their president and understand his decisions.
Another hashtag that was initiated by Muslim Brotherhood web trolls that spreads rumors and demands for overthrowing the state, the BBC wrote on June 21 that a hashtag opposing President Sisi has been “part of a campaign among Egyptians.”
Twitter user @yas33_elmasr75 made some digging into the hashtag that the BBC mentioned as he discovered that the hashtag was launched in the French Guiana and spread out in Qatar, UK, U.S. and Canada; he also added that the hashtag gained no positive reactions.
بالنسبة للهاشتاج المسئ الي كتبت عنه BBC نوضح طيب للناس تحليل الهاش من موقع تويتر اولا الهاش بدايته جزيرة غويام الفرنسيه في امريكا الجنوبيه وانتشر بقطر وانجلترا واميركا وكندا ونسبة المشاركة الايجابيه في الهاش لا تذكر والصور توضح التفصيل#يتبعpic.twitter.com/klZhYxTUhW— السيسى زعيم وقائدمصر (@yas33_elmasr75) June 22, 2018
He also added that the Hashtag, #Leave_Sisi, got around six million views and exceeded a retweeting percentage of 52 percent worldwide.
نسبة مشاهدة الهاش عبر العالم 6مليون وطبعا كاتب في الهاش اكثر من 7دول ونسبة الريتويت في الهاش تخطت 52%كما موضح بالصورةpic.twitter.com/YuxvjOdbwE— السيسى زعيم وقائدمصر (@yas33_elmasr75) June 22, 2018
“As for the hashtag ##السيسي_زعيمي_وأفتخر (Sisi is my leader and I am proud) it gained more than 16 million impressions, and it originated from Egypt and is being contributed in by Egyptians, so you clarify to the mercenaries of the BBC that Egyptians will not be played with.”
#السيسي_زعيمي_وافتخر— Iman Elnahas (@imanahas) June 22, 2018
Sisi is our president ....
proud to be ours
In January, #My_Vote_For_Sisi_2018 cropped up Twitter’s trending hashtags with thousands of interactions and retweets in support of President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi’s candidacy in the presidential elections.
Another hashtag was initiated in Oct. 2017 by the official twitter account of “Alashan Tbneeha” (To Build It) 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.
To Build It, was a public campaign that kicked off in Sep. 2017 to demand President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi to run for a second term as President of Egypt; it witnessed a remarkable turnout by citizens and renowned figures of the Egyptian society as the signatures phase of the campaign was launched.
The main aim of the campaign was to gather signatures on a petition that demands a second inauguration of President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi as President of Egypt.
It is pertinent to mention that the Egyptian leader garnered 97.08 percent of valid votes in the presidential election, where more than 21.8 million people voted for him. The turnout stood at 24,254,152 voters, representing 41 percent of 50,078,138 registered voters.
In a televised speech after winning the election, Sisi pledged to keep his promise in serving the nation and thanked all Egyptians for trusting him to lead the country.