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44% of Egyptians do not know the president's name: polls
Polls show that 44% of respondents cannot name the interim president while 66% cannot name the prime minister
Ahram Online, Tuesday 23 Jul 2013
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Egyptian Presidency, Egypt's interim President Adly Mansour makes his first address to the nation since taking his post after the ouster of Islamist President Mohamed Morsi, in Cairo, Egypt July 18, 2013 (Photo: AP)

Just over half of Egyptians know the name of Interim President Adly Mansour, a poll conducted by the Egyptian Centre for Public Opinion Research (Baseera) said.

Only 51% of Egyptians know the name of the country's interim president, who was sworn in on 4 July after the army deposed president Mohamed Morsi on 3 July amid mass nationwide protests against him. 

The poll says that five percent did not know Mansour's name, but knew that he was head of the High Constitutional Court when appointed president. On the other hand, 44 percent do not know the president's name or named him incorrectly.

This percentage increases from 35 percent to 51 percent from urban to rural areas respectively. 

Mansour addressed Egyptians on 18 July on the 40th anniversary of the 1973 War with Israel in a televised speech, the first since he was sworn in.

Moreover, according to the poll, 66 percent do not know Prime Minister Hazem El-Beblawi whose cabinet was sworn in last week. This percentage increases from 57 percent in urban areas to 75 percent in rural areas.

Sixty percent of the polled residents said that they are unable to judge the choice of El-Beblawi as prime minister. Only six percent said it was an unsatisfactory choice, while 25 percent supported it. 

On the other hand, 27 percent view ex-head of the National Salvation Front (NSF) Mohamed El-Baradei a good choice to fill the position of vice-president for foreign affairs. Thirty percent are dissatisfied and 28 percent cannot judge.  

The Egyptian Centre for Public Opinion Research polled 2,214 adults from across Egypt's 27 governorates via telephone on 20 and 21 July. The poll’s margin of error is less than 3 percent.





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26-08-2013 12:41pm
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bloody sisi is song of jooss lady,, under him christians soldiers kill innocent unarmed muslims,, and tell lies to international,,,, also puppet government proofing that,,,,,, fuck to egypt interim government,,,,, egyptians armies are coward,,, they afraid to fight with israel,,,, but they kill thery own unarm people,,,
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Ibrahim
22-08-2013 12:47am
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Democracy
98% of Egyptians do not know what Democracy is much less spell it
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abdo allah
11-08-2013 01:40am
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Minister appoint a presidint
Al Sisi , the defence minister should be under the command of the elected president Morsy. But General Al Sisi made a change and the elected president should be under his command as a minister. General Al Sisi removed Morsy to house arrest and instal Adly Mansour as a president of Egypt. This way whole World should be fooled and believe that this is not a military coupe. General Al Sisi is not happy because the world do not go alone with Al Sisi democracy. Al Sisi need not to hide behind an installed president to run Egypt.
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Mary
23-07-2013 10:34pm
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no wonder
Don't overdo your criticism of Egyptians - it is still a big question if Mr. Mansour and his friends can be truly called the President and the Government. Their legitimacy is not an accepted fact for the country.
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Ahmed Kamel
23-07-2013 05:22pm
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This is Great News !!
It is encouraging news that 44% and 66% do not know the names of our new interim President and Prime ministers, since it might highlight that these new leaders are busy serving our people instead of serving themselves by naming schools, bridges, and cities in their names. This is indeed excellent news for our beloved country. Ahmed
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