If you are not an Egyptian, you may wonder why Egyptians are revolting after one year of electing their current president?
Should not they give him a chance to prove his abilities and give chance for the economy to boost? How would the economy progress when the country is revolting all the time?
Does not democracy mean that you should let the president continue his 4 years term and if he fails, do not elect him again?
Millions of Egyptians went into the streets yesterday (June 30) protesting against President Morsy after 1 year of being elected as the first President after Mubarak’s regime fall down. The protesters are asking Morsy to step down and call for early elections.
Last year when the presidential elections were held, few candidates run for it where mainly Five of them stood a chance to win that elections. Four of them are from the opposition at Mubarak’s time and the last one was the last Prime Minister before Mubarak’s regime fall.
The first round of elections showed quiet similar results between the Five candidates with the Muslims Brotherhood’s candidate (Morsy) and Mubarak’s prime minister (Shafiq) ranked first and second respectively. As many Egyptians oppose Mubarak’s prime minister to be the president after a revolution against that regime, many as well do not feel comfortable voting for the Muslims Brotherhood (MB) Candidate. MB has not shown any willingness to be transparent about their financial operations and many Egyptians did not feel comfortable towards their so called “Islamist” Agenda for Egypt.
Many Egyptian (including me) decided to boycott the 2nd round as a sign of rejecting both of the candidates. My last article before this which is written in Arabic was just before the first round of elections last year where I wrote that under any circumstances I will not vote for the MB candidate. Simply because I do not trust them.
Morsy knew that he is going to lose the 2nd round of elections if he could not convince those who voted for the other candidates in the first round to vote for him instead of boycotting or directing their vote to the other candidate (Shafiq).
Morsy started going to all media channels and meeting all political parties and leaders trying to get their support. In a meeting in Fairmont Hotel in Cairo, Morsy signed on a written promises that he said he will deliver if those leaders were to support him and call their supporters to vote for him in the 2nd round.
Those promises were mainly about the way he will rule Egypt if he become the president, building a democratic regime, keeping the unity of the Egyptians, working will all political parties from all background and not following a strict MB’s agenda and finally committing to the goals of the Jan 25th Revolution.
The 2nd round came and most of the political leaders called their supporters to vote for Morsy based on the promises he agreed to deliver. In the 2nd round Morsy got 12 millions votes (comparing to 5 millions in the first round) which put him slightly ahead of the other candidate.
Morsy won the presidency and many Egyptian were relieved that Mubarak’s prime minister did not win. It was time for Morsy to start working with all the Egyptians, building a great nation together. However Morsy did choose a different way. He worked mainly with his group the Muslim Brotherhood only. He appointed a cabinet which included either independent people or others from the Muslim Brotherhood. He made a modification 3 times on the cabinet, increasing the number of the MB’s ministers every time. The same happened with appointing the mayors. He passed a new constitution for Egypt which followed a conservative Islamist agenda and does’t guarantee proper rights for the Egyptians and give chances for a new dictatorship. Most of the other parties opposed and resigned from the committee that was writing it. However Morsy still proceeded with it.
That’s beside other cases such as; whenever there will be small demonstrations against him, the Muslims Brotherhood would send their supporters to fight with them in the streets. On occasions, protesters were killed from both sides as a result of that. The worst was that Morsy ignored what the MB is doing and acted like there is no Law in the country.
Due to his bad leadership, Morsy could not control the country and it fell under many economic crises in the supplies of electricity, water and Petrol in many occasions. The prices of the food kept on increasing and Morsy just kept on asking for new loans from the western countries. Morsy looked lost and without a solution and in the same time failed to listen to the opposition and the people on appointing a new cabinet that have better solutions for the economic crisis.
Morsy also let the conservative Islamists to spread a speech of hatred against Egyptians opposing him utilizing the religion to build such speech and he did not stop that. In occasions he was present by himself and he did not act as a president of all Egyptians who should not let some conservative Islamists spread such hatred speech against millions of Egyptians.
Without going into more details, Morsy has failed miserably to listen to the Egyptians and ignored them on all ways possible. The only way to give every dictator a lesson is to force him to step down if he was too stupid to consider his people.
In Egypt, we revolted against Mubarak in order to build a country based on Freedom, Justice, Dignity and Equal opportunities for everyone. Egyptians will not accept a mediocre president anymore. The world is moving too fast around us. New technologies are being developed everyday, and if we leave a dull president for 4 years to try his miserable agenda, that will be too much time for Egypt to lose. The Economy will not stand, the people will not stand and each day you lose on the wrong direction, you are left behind years as a Nation.
A president in Egypt will succeed if he really believes in the power of his people and could communicate his ideas to them.
Note: Most of Morsy’s supporters will not agree with what is written here. But, that is the reason millions are in the streets.
[…] in the streets since June 30 asking Morsi to call for early presidential election (Refer to: Why Egyptians are revolting after 1 year of Elections?). President Morsi did not show any kind of response to the millions of protesters in the streets. […]
your dumbest opinion .
mubarak with his agenda for about 30 years . where the development in egypt in his ruling? NOTHING
u could bear 30 years with Mubarak but u could not be patient of 1 year with Mursi? Ruling country is not as simple as it seems.. That’s why u only can sit and write ur dumbest idea here. Or if u become a president, u’ll destroy egypt at once. Hoping for a bright future 4 egypt and may your brain working properly..
i may not know it. But really, those technologies and modernization are not coming for one’s efforts in making it truth. It need both side to work it out; the government and the people.
I’m a foreigner but i’m staying here for almost 2 years. And what i see is your people are not really working for it. U just wait and see; like hippopotamus. (im sorry for being harsh) for the changes promised by new govt. He announced that he would clean out Egypt for his first 100 days. But yet, you people are not supporting him; keep liitering your trash, peeing against the wall.
Then u expect for someone to bring modernization. How it can be a reality. Uncivilized people can never follow up modernization. Im sorry again for being harsh. And some of your people keep wanting a president for other country. Believe me. If they are chosen in your country, they cant change you country too
Its about the attitude of your people. Rebel; thats the only thing u can do. And people, he speaks his opinion out. No need to label others dumb.
I think Egypt of today (this century and last) is the most screwed up country, you think Rome was built in one day? Every president should be given 4 yrs to recover the pitiful state of a country. I think you are just anything and anyone from Ikhwanul Muslimin, you said so that you never did want Mursi won the presidential seat. My country Malaysia is made up of 3 major ethnic viz, Malay, Chinese and the Indians. We do have street demonstrations but no one died (unless he is a protester with a heart problem). Shame on you for putting a President who is an al-Hafidz to lead the country.
You should wake up and tell your Egyption brethren the same thing. It’s funny the military failed to exercise their power during Mubarak 30 year regime. So what gives?
I am sure even if there is another election for a new President – there will be more street demonstrations, it’s beginning to look like a new pastime to you all. Wasting time and destroying public property along the way.
[…] was what Morsi did. (Refer to Why Egyptians are revolting after 1 year of Elections?). In respond to that, the people asked him to call for a public referendum on an early Elections […]
As you can see brother/sister (The writer), Those people have no manners of respecting the other people’s opinion that they called your opinion as “your Dump Opinion”… and they do not know one of the simplest Principe in Islam called “SHOORAH”… The problem is.. those people pretend to be good Muslims and actually they are distorting the pure image of Islam by their deeds. Honestly, When I see such people I remember What Allah ahs said in SURAT AL-BAGARAH:(بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم) و إذا قيلَ لهم لا تُفسِدوا في الأرض قالوا إنما نحن مصلحون..ألا إنهم هم المفسدون ولكن لا يشعرون.(صدق الله العظيم).
So brother, do not worry about what they say.. May Allah wrote AL-HIDAYAH for them
I am writing to thank you for sharing your views of a complex situation – and for offering an English translation. I live in the U.S. and have been trying to understand the conflict there.
I wish I had some words of wisdom to offer, but I really do not. Your country’s political landscape is going through some major transitions. Be strong and be patient – sometimes big changes that come too quickly or too easily do not last. My prayers for peace and progress are with you all.
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