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FJP top official says Morsi 100 days only started Friday

President Mohamed Morsi's 100 days should only be counted from his assigning his programme to the new government, says Essam El-Erian

Ahram Online, Saturday 4 Aug 2012
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File photo of Essam El-Erian besides Mohamed Morsi at a press conference in 2010 (Photo:AP)
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President Mohamed Morsi's first 100 days only started Friday, wrote former MP of the Muslim Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party, Essam El-Erian, on his Twitter account Saturday.

El-Erian explained that considering Morsi only assigned Friday a new government to work on his programme's top priority issues, including traffic, fuel and garbage, his 100-day plan should only be assessed starting now.

Morsi's term in office is under intense scrutiny, particularly relative to promises he pledged would be fulfilled within 100 days of his taking the oath.

A few days before the second round of the presidential elections in June, Morsi laid out these promises, based on the Muslim Brotherhood's "Renaissance Project." The promises are spread across five sectors that constitute the country’s most pressing issues: security, traffic, fuel, bread and sanitation.

Morsi has fallen under increasing criticism for not fulfilling even partially any of his promises after more than 30 days since his inauguration. The "Morsimeter" created by online activists to monitor the 100-day plan claims that no steps have been taken towards accomplishing Morsi's goals.

In response to additional criticism directed at Morsi for honouring former PM Kamal El-Ganzouri, El-Erian said in defence it was to show respect to the efforts exerted by Ganzouri in a critical time for Egypt.

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