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April 6 nominates President Morsi for a 'trip to space'

In a rare show of solidarity, the influential youth Movement campaigns for Egypt President Mohamed Morsi to win a space trip in a competition organised by a deodrant producer

Hatem Maher, Friday 22 Feb 2013
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He may not have worked for NASA in his youth but President Morsi could yet find himself in space if an influential Egyptian opposition group has its way.

The April 6 Youth Movement, firm opponents of the president, has nominated him in a competition for a much-coveted seat on a spaceship bound for the Earth's orbit.

The online worldwide contest is run by Axe, a brand of male grooming products. Its call appeared to have garnered support from many, with Morsi making a rapid progress to move into second place with 9,703 votes. Fellow Egyptian Ahmed Haggagovic, a well known adventurer, tops the list with 14,112 votes.

“The president is taking concrete steps towards space. Your support is vital to transmit our renaissance experience to our sister-planets,” the 6 April Movement, which played a key role in organising the protests which eventually toppled autocrat Hosni Mubarak in 2011, said on its Facebook page.

Morsi was ridiculed by his opponents after claiming during his election campaign that he used to work as an adviser for NASA. He later denied that he had worked for the US space agency.

The 6 April Movement has staunchly opposed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood, from which he hails, during the past few months for what it believes as their attempts to monopolize power.

Morsi’s critics also argue that he failed to deliver on his promises during his first seven months in office.

His trip to the space might give him the chance to replicate his Egyptian success, but in another part of the universe, 6 April believes.

“If Morsi got your votes, he would travel to the moon and rule there. Definitely, he will find people there who would be patient and kind and would accept murder, tyranny and dictatorship,” the group said.

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Aslam khan
23-02-2013 01:43pm
Al- ahram has no other news
Making fun of president and criticizing him although he has just passed seven months in his presdintcy. I do not know why you are always posting these type of news which insult the president. He needs time to deliver.Please also give the news of hope. You are only criticing presdient not those who are domonstrating voliently and are threats to the egypt. Election is the only way of change. You need to educate the people also not only criticize.
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22-02-2013 09:57pm
failure of self assessment
April 6th needs to find a real work to help the country. Having a big mouth is not a unique qualifications in the Egyptian society. 90 millions share great deal sense of humor. Our problems are within our inability as individuals to work, seek knowledge, and create. Morsi is just one man; he can't wipe 90 million butts. Let them start with themself. Morsi had his accomplishments i. e. PhD from a top U.S school, try to match him if they can.
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