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Angry Egyptians Try to Send Prez Into Space

They enter him in Buzz Aldrin-backed contest
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 22, 2013 2:45 AM CST
Angry Egyptians Try to Send Prez Into Space
Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi gestures while speaking during a media conference at EU headquarters in Brussels on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012.   (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)

(Newser) – Egypt has found a new way to express political discontent. An opposition group has entered President Mohamed Morsi in a contest to win a space flight, the AP reports. It's a way of showing their desire to eject the leader, the April 6 Youth Movement says on its Facebook page. Members are hoping allies will vote for him to win the contest.

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"No one in the universe can put up with blatant lies ... except for the brotherly people of the moon," the group says. "It is for this reason that the president needs your votes. President Morsi, we wish you safe travels." The contest is the product of an interesting alliance: It's run by Axe, the personal grooming brand, in a partnership with Buzz Aldrin. (Read more Egypt stories.)

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