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Egypt's 'Rebel' campaigners announce 3 million anti-Morsi signatures
Campaign calling for early presidential elections will be collecting signatures in Cairo and other parts of Egypt on Sunday
Ahram Online , Sunday 19 May 2013
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Member of the public signs the Rebel campaign's anti-Morsi petition (Photo: Ahram)

The ‘Rebel’ campaign has collected 3 million signatures denouncing the presidency of Mohamed Morsi, Mai Wahba, a leading member of the campaign, stated on Sunday. 

'Rebel' is a grassroots movement to register opposition to President Morsi and force him to call early presidential elections by collecting 15 million signatures by 30 June.

The campaign, which launched its activities at the start of May, has been collecting signatures at home and abroad on a daily basis.

On Sunday, campaign members will be collecting signatures in several Cairo neighborhoods including Mattareya, Old Cairo, Hadayek El-Qubba and Manial.

The 6 April Youth Movement, which is part of the campaign, will be collecting signatures outside Faisal metro station in Giza at 1pm, in addition to a number of other governorates.

'Rebel' campaigners collected signatures at Friday's anti-Morsi 'Returning to the Square' protest.

Leading Muslim Brother Mohamed El-Beltagy on Friday dismissed the campaign as "illogical" and challenged the opposition to form a political party capable of challenging the government via the ballot box.





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diab
20-05-2013 08:42am
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liars
if they could collect three million signatures, how come they couldn't get more than three thousand protesters at Tahrir squar the other day. I think the Egyptian media lies as much as they breathe.
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Mahmod
20-05-2013 04:18am
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Lame IMHO !!
I don't get their point, We already know that about 13 MILLION voted against Morsi in the elections !! So collecting 3 or even 10 MILLION more won't do anything to the fact that He's the president now, Though We hate it !!!
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Ahmed
19-05-2013 08:37pm
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Opposition Parties?
Are there any political parties that can challenge both the NDP and the Muslim Brotherhood? I would hate to see all this work go to waste nothing. -Ahmed
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Abd Elrahman
19-05-2013 07:47pm
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Kids playin' with signatures...
So, if they can collect all these signatures (I bet they let kids sign) why don't they partecipate at the elections? Why don't they spend this time to help Egypt, because , even if you collect 1 bilion of signature President Morsy can't be kicked out, he is an elected president. I'm really disappointed, sometimes I'm ashamed to be an Egyptian when I hear these things..
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Nasr deen
19-05-2013 07:08pm
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dare to invest in this country?
if a government can be gotten rid of such easily, are there any companies willing to invest and do business in this country? Your existing contract with the Egyptian government may suddenly become a waste paper after the regime change. lol The current economic, political and social crisis of egypt is not due to Mubarak or Morsi, nor the US, Israel or any other foreign country. All the problems boil down to the attitudes and practices of the egyptian masses.
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Abu Saif
19-05-2013 01:05pm
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Positive outcome
750,000 FJP members Rubbish on my street 1 ton average 2 years ago To day 20 tons of rubbish on my street Out come is positive FJP has increased rubbish on my street
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Nasr deen
19-05-2013 08:36pm
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rubbish
yes, egyptians throw anything they don't need randomly on the street, and then say: the government have to step down since it cannot solve the problem of rubbish.
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Dr. Ing. Moniem Ismail
19-05-2013 12:20pm
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The positive alternative
In order to collect 20 000 signatures and assuming it takes 6 minutes to convince for each person to sighn, this means: 6*20 000 000 = 120 000 000 minutes Or 20 000 000 hours Or 2 * 20 000 000 = 40 000 000 manhours This means 40 000 000 non productive effort Imagine these all hours are spent to clean the streets Or to educates illiterates how to read Or help street children Or help old people Or do any thing productive in Egypt ..
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ali
20-05-2013 11:31am
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no. this is the correct way
3million sig x 6 min =18million min. 18million / 60= 300,000 hours
Mohamed
19-05-2013 11:08pm
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haha... you are a "Dr. Ing" and you can not do simple math? that is why morsy mixed up 200bn $ investments with some peanuts...
joydashur
19-05-2013 04:17pm
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do the math
if it takes 6 minutes each for 20 000 people that makes 120 000 not 120 000 000. you're ot by a factor of a thousand. To get the number of hours, divide by 60 - so that's 2000 manhours. or 50 manweeks (at 40 hours per week). if this is an example of the intellects running this country, it will take more than a petition to save Egypt!!.
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anon
19-05-2013 11:50am
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anon
Yes, challenge you to beat me at an election that I monitor, and announce the results for...haha, who's being illogical?
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