Media Type:

Performance


Title

Yes to the constitution

Subject

posters and banners

Description

These are a selection of posters and banners found on the streets of Cairo in the run-up to the January 2014 constitutional referendum. The constitution, which replaced the one approved under the rule of Muslim Brotherhood president Mohamed Morsi in December 2012, was supported by 98 per cent of voters.
The referendum was less a vote on the text of the new constitution and more a referendum on the regime replacing the Muslim Brotherhood. Those attempting to campaign against the constitution were arrested. Although the regime framed the referendum as support for the 25 January 2011 revolution, many activists abstained from voting in opposition to the new military regime.

Creator

various unknown

Publisher

Nicola Pratt

Date Published

16/01/2014

Rights

Creative Commons License CC BY-NC-ND

Language

Arabic

Date Created

16/01/2014

Citation

various unknown, “Yes to the constitution,” Politics, Popular Culture and the 2011 Egyptian Revolution, accessed November 28, 2020, https://egyptrevolution2011.ac.uk/items/show/255.

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Translation

Top image, from right to left: "Egypt for everyone, we support you in exterminating terrorism, yes to the constitution; Muslim plus Christian = our great Egypt; we are all one walking toward a better future; yes to the constitution, yes to the 25 January revolution, yes to the 30 June revolution, no to terrorism; with the greetings of [name of individual sponsoring the banner]; everyone is supporting you [El-Sisi] in exterminating terrorism, yes to the constitution"
Middle image: "participation in the constitution means 'yes' to 30 June and 25 January [revolutions]
Bottom image, "we are all for the constitution"