I hope that I don’t get arrested for this one but I can''t stay quiet about the political scene in my Egypt. When President Morsi was appointed on June 30th, 2012 I stayed quiet and started to observe. In a sense of fairness the opposition parties and all the political activists of Egypt agreed to give president Morsi a 100 days chance to work on the promises he gave during the elections. Morsi promised that during his first 100 days as president would work on 64 specific problems such as fuel, traffic etc.
I believe that any presidential candidate should decide who will be the head of his government and who will serve in the key positions. This new government should be announced once he gets elected and becomes the president. However, Morsi took 25 days to announce the new prime minister and the new government. This made me wonder what took him all this time?
The most logical conclusion I could think of is that he was turned down by others who refused to work with him. The PM position must be filled by an economist who can handle the fragile economy and gain foreign investors` support; but we were shocked when he appointed Hesham Qandil as the head of the new government. Qandil was the minister of water resources and irrigation- he has never been a member in any party and has never been active in politics. I can''t deny that he was very good in his field but I don’t believe that his experiences in politics and economics make him a candidate at all. Choosing Qandil supports my idea that the elite candidates refused the job, add to this that most of the other key positions were filled by members of the Muslim Brotherhood. You can all read about the consequences in this news link of the Guardian.
Then on the eve of the 100 days which happened to be the 39th anniversary of the October war, Morsi entered a packed Cairo Stadium in an open vehicle, saluting the crowd marked by the unmistakable presence and cheers of the Muslim Brotherhood members and with the equal absence of all the leading military figures from the October 6 War itself.
Then the big shocking scene was the presence of Islamists at the ceremony whose names were closely associated with the assassination of President Sadat on 6 October 1981. It is understandable that they have done their term in prison for their crime and that they should be allowed to live a normal life, but it is also extremely insensitive to have them seated in the first row of guests at a celebration that it is directly related to Sadat.
During the 2 hours speech Morsi didn’t reference Sadat and it was not just Sadat who was overlooked during the celebration. All other key figures related to the military victory were equally overlooked too. The speech was about Morsi''s presidency, specifically the first 100 days, rather than about the anniversary of the 6 October War. Morsi said that 70% of his promises were achieved - according to Morsi''s rating of his own performance he is a B+ to A president.
According to the MorsiMeter website which was created to monitor and track down the 1st 100 days of work, the President achieved only 10 promises out of the 65 he gave. I know I am weak in math but I don’t think that these 10 promises makes 70%. There is a detailed analysis in the MorsiMeter website for those who are interested.
I can understand the obstacles and the set backs in trying to achieve these promises but what disappointed me the most and made me realize that the Muslim Brotherhood is no better than Mubarak`s regime is how president Morsi underestimated the intelligence of the Egyptian people by staging this show and gave us inaccurate figures of his so called achievements.
It is very clear to me now that the Muslim Brotherhood is creating a dictatorship that will set back my Egypt for years to come until the people get enough of it and then a brand new Revolution against the Brotherhood dictatorship will take place.