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
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.
Citizens who signed the petition
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
Member of the the Egyptian Football Association Magdy Abdel-Ghany
Renowned comic Akram Hosny
Egyptian football coach Hany Ramzy
Singer Haitham Shaker
Media anchor Asmaa Mostafa
Veteran actor Hussein Fahmy
Actor Hany Salama
Actress Wafaa Amer
Actor Tarek Lotfy
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.
Photo courtesy of "Alashan Tbneeha" public campaign – Facebook
Another hashtag was initiated by the official twitter account of the campaign,
, namely #
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
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.