#We_are_sorry_Sisi goes up Twitter's trending hashtags

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The hashtag has been gaining popularity among Twitter users in Egypt with more than 6,921,225 reaches in less than one day – Photo compiled by Egypt Today

The hashtag has been gaining popularity among Twitter users in Egypt with more than 6,921,225 reaches in less than one day – Photo compiled by Egypt Today

CAIRO – 29 July 2018: A new hashtag initiated Saturday in support of President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi has been gaining popularity among Twitter users in Egypt with more than 6,921,225 reaches in less than one day according to Keyhole


The hashtag, namely #حقك_علينا_يا_سيسي (#We_are_sorry_Sisi) found its way on the Twitter platform after President Sisi expressed sadness over a hashtag that was initiated demanding him to resign, despite of the numerous achievements and ongoing projects and plans.


The hashtag was initiated by Muslim Brotherhood web trolls that spread rumors and demands for overthrowing the state; moreover, after some digging, some Twitter users discovered that the hashtag in the French Guiana and spread out in Qatar, UK, U.S. and Canada.


During his speech at the 6th edition of National Youth Conference (NYC) at Cairo University on Saturday, president Sisi asserted that the reform is an ongoing process that will not be finished in just a few years.


“When I try to lift you from the “position of need”, a hashtag called for “Sisi to step down”, therefore, I have the right to be upset,” The Egyptian leader said during his speech. “We are a nation that is in a position of need on economic, educational, ethical, and social levels, and that must end.”



“During Sisi’s era, the Egyptian fleet became one of the most powerful fleets in the world,” Twitter user @amiraamgad6 tweeted.




@MahaRocket tweeted that the country’s cash reserve reached around $37 billion from $16 billion in 2014.




Moreover, Twitter user @hala_abdalwhab said nations do not rise with hashtags and neither do rulers rule with hashtags, nor do they toppled by hashtags.




“They are infuriated because of Sisi’s achievements; our president is only there because we want him and only true Egyptians pray for him, may God make you victorious over your enemies Mr. President,” Twitter user @Ibrahimkishk6 said.




@faten_ahmedm also described Sisi as a “miracle maker as he turned the country’s economy from an acute fall to an astonishing rise, he made Egypt a beehive that operates day and night.”




@GGigitawil also said, “You are the hope and God’s gift to Egypt to preserve it.”




It is pertinent to mention that 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.


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The hashtag has cropped up Twitter’s trends

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 demanded a second inauguration of President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi as President of Egypt.


Sisi 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.

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