Ahead of presidential elections in Egypt, the news site al-Haya al-Laan invited visitors to its page on the social network Facebook to answer the question, whether they take part in the vote.
The result exceeded all expectations. Some days the page had posted more than 30,000 comments. However devoted they were not politics, and Egyptian national dish – a hearty stew of molokheya.
«It is unacceptable to laugh at the question, of direct relevance to the history and future of Egypt: is it permissible to put in the pot whole head of garlic, or is that too much?»- quoted by the website «al-Bawaba» comment, received 13.000 «likes».
According to experts, this result is predictable in a country where any manifestation of political opposition immediately leads to accusations of complicity with the terror. Thus the Egyptians are made to understand that fed up with a situation where the election outcome was a foregone conclusion.