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Trending Hashtag #كدابين liars denounces Egypt election result  

Egypt’s Sisi warns opponents as calls to boycott election build - Cartoon [Sabaaneh/MiddleEastMonitor]
Egypt’s Sisi warns opponents as calls to boycott election build - Cartoon [Sabaaneh/MiddleEastMonitor]

The hashtag #كدابين  (liars) has swept Twitter in response to the not-so-surprising outcome of the Egyptian presidential elections, where Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi secured a landslide victory with more than 97 per cent of the vote.

Egyptian activists have organised a twitter storm with the hashtag liars denouncing the sham election which guarantees Sisi a second four-year term. It was the top trending hashtag in Egypt and is trending worldwide.

After driving out previous contesters Sami Anan, Mohamed Anwar Sadat and Ahmed Shafiq and his sole contender Moussa Moustafa Moussa slammed as a dummy candidate, Sisi faced no real opposition, as one tweet visually illustrates:

As many world leaders have failed to bat an eyelid, activists took to social media to question the legitimacy of the elections. Twitter users have highlighted the hypocrisy of Western leaders for endorsing a dictator notorious for his human rights abuses.

Many believe the figures claiming a 41 per cent turnout with 24 million voters have been fabricated.

Egyptians have taken to Twitter with tongue-in-cheek responses, with humorous attempts to question the credibility of the elections.

“The percentage of dates in the ballot boxes 97.08 per cent.”

Twitter user Sana challenges the supposed voter turnout mockingly suggesting that the ballot boxes are more likely to be filled with dates than ballot papers.

“The percentage of dates in the ballot boxes 97.08 per cent.”

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