Egypt Independent

Morsy tops contest for outer space trip

President Mohamed Morsy has topped the list of nominees to win trip to space organized by Axe Cosmetics company, garnering more than 21,000 votes.

Morsy’s votes exceeded those of Egyptian Ahmed "Haggogvich" Haggag, who had previously topped the list, as well as those of Mount Everest mountaineer Amr Samra, who is now in third place.

Morsy managed to garner enough votes to take the lead after the April 6 Youth Movement earlier announced it had created a profile with Morsy’s name, as part of the “Popular Campaign to send Morsy into Outer Space.”

The movement had said through the campaign that Morsy could go to the Moon, where he would find people more tolerant of his rule. The movement urged people to vote for him by visiting his profile on the competition’s website.

The winner of the competition will head to the Global Space camp in Orlando, Florida, where contestants take part in three trainings to ensure that they are qualified to go into space. The whole process will be televised live.

 Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm