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Which presidential candidate is most popular on Facebook?

The Egyptian presidential elections for 2012 are coming up this week, and Facebook statistics may tell us a bit more about the possible result.
Gehad Hussein | 20.05.2012
With the presidential elections taking place in three days, technology is becoming an important tool for promoting Egypt's presidential candidates. Many polls have showed which of them actually have a chance of competing and possibly winning.

Yet, when one looks at the statistics of the official Facebook-pages of those candidates, things seem to differ to a certain extent. Below is a list of statistical numbers that can be used to somehow measure a candidate's popularity.

Of course, these numbers do not reflect the final call of the Egyptian people and only represents the point of view of a certain stratum of Egyptians.

Numbers were copied on the 20th of May 2012, and only the Facebook-pages with the highest number of members were selected. An important thing one should consider while looking at the numbers is that in Egypt, Facebook is mainly used by young people around Cairo.

And the winners are:

1. Dr. Abdel Moneim Abol Fotouh: 529,939 members, with 128,885 members talking about him. The most popular age-group are users between 18 and 24 years old, mainly from Cairo.
Most popular week: 6 May 2012
Page: https://www.facebook.com/DrAbolfotoh

2. Amre Moussa: 480,456 members, with 52,906 members talking about him. The most popular age-group are users between 18 and 24 years old, mainly from Cairo.
Most popular week: 8 April 2012
Page: https://www.facebook.com/amre.moussa

3. Hamdeen Sabahy: 459,832 members, with 119,770 members talking about him. The most popular age-group are users between 18 and 24 years old, mainly from Cairo.
Most popular week: 13 May 2012
Page: https://www.facebook.com/Hamdeen.Egypt

4. Ahmed Shafik: 115,286 members, with 4,113 members talking about him. The most popular age-group are users between 18 and 24 years old, mainly from Cairo.
Most popular week: 22 January 2012
Page: https://www.facebook.com/D.AhmedShfiqOfficailPage

5. Dr. Mohamed Morsy: 90,875 members, with 22,525 members talking about him. The most popular age-group are users between 18 and 24 years old, mainly from Cairo.
Most popular week: 6 May 2012
Page: https://www.facebook.com/mohamedmorsy2011

6. Khaled Ali: 24,227 members, with 7,907 members talking about him. The most popular age-group are users between 18 and 24 years old, mainly from Cairo.
Most popular week: 6 May 2012
Page: https://www.facebook.com/khaledaly4pres

To find out more about the candidates' economic plans for Egypt, read "What will the presidential candidates do with the economy?":
http://www.egypt-business.com/News/details/1220-xg-What-will-the-presidential-candidates-do-with-the-economy/5327