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How people stayed connected to #EgyptElection2018 with Twitter

By George Salama

The results of the #EgyptElection2018 were announced yesterday after Egyptians cast their ballot both within and outside the country last week. Today, we take a look back at how people stayed connected to the presidential election with Twitter.

There were 117,086,445 impressions (views) of Tweets about the election since mid March.

The heat map below shows how Egyptians turned to Twitter to join the national conversation:

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Last month, we created a ballot-themed custom emoji that gets unlocked with the following hashtags. It will stay live until the end of the week:

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Here are the most talked about moments on Twitter around the elections:

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These are re-elected President Abdelfattah El Sisi’s three most Retweeted Tweets around the elections:

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@AlsisiOfficial amassed a 26% growth in followers since mid March, gaining 44,839 new followers during this period.

You can see how the results unfolded on Twitter through this Twitter Moment:

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Stay connected with key accounts in Egypt beyond the elections by following:

National Election Authority (@neaegypt), The Egyptian Cabinet (@EgyptCabinet), Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (@CAPMAS_EG), Ministry of Investment and International Cooperation (@MIICEgypt)‏, United Nations (@UNEgypt) and Ministry of Interior (@moiegy‏).

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George Salama

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Head of Public Policy and Government Relations, Twitter, MENA