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March 31, 2014

13 memes around Sisi's presidential bid

Egyptians discuss Sisi's decision to run in the May election.

People walk past a banner for Egypt's Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in downtown Cairo March 26, 2014. (REUTERS/MOHAMED ABD EL GHANY)

Abdel Fattah al-Sisi opponents are meme-ifying their disapproval of the retired army chief's bid to become Egypt's next president. A campaign against Sisi's decision to run surfaced following his announcement last Wednesday. The hashtag #انتخبوا_العرص or "Vote for the pimp" has gained more than 100 million impressions. 

Critics have condemned the campaign calling it offensive

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