Although we should be now focusing mainly on the constitiution and preparation of elections and the checklist we need to finish during the transitional period, I find that huge amount of time is wasted of Shafik where people are split and really wasting a lot of time and energy (latest online poll with 124,000 particpants indicated that 57% against and 43% for Shafik)... which I hope that it is not intended. Although I am completely against him being there as I don't see him up to the event but I am trying to be objective and see what did he do till now, taking into consideration 1 month in a revolution time is like a year in normal times.
Today Shafik completes 30 days in office.
For me what he did so far:
- Appearing on TV in 3 channels talking in simple way, dressed informally, and trying to open communication channels with the people (it is positive compared with the complete ignoring people used to with Nazif's Government).
- First prime minister to say sorry (although it was ridiculous coming after 24 hrs 11 dead amd 1000 injured).
- Promising that no one will touch us in Tahrir, and find the thugs coming to start an 11th century battle in Tahrir after couple of hours of his promise.
- All over the TV channels for the rest of the week except on "Mawk3e3t el Gemal" where his presence was needed the most, I wonder in such critical time, when did he work.
- Extremely provoking Interview with BBC telling people in Tahrir to keep there and everything will go on, mubarak will stay, and we will be getting bonbon.
- The famous on air scandal of "It is not intended my dear" with Candy Crowley on CNN.
- Changing some of the hated old faces.
- Again Talking Talking Talking ... ( he never acknowledged it as a revolution in all that talking as well), and telling Reuters on 13/2 that the country is being governed in the same way it was under the ousted president!!!
- I cant count how many times he said "I don't know".
- No progress in the business flow, no clear cut solutions, no transparency in even changing the ministers.
- No clear timeline of the change period specially that it is restricted by 90 days.
- Being too shallow to call Mona El Shazly in an episode dedicated to the most important issue (constitution and elections), to JUST talk about Mahmoud Saad's salary!! 7aga teksef.
Again, I am against him for both being one of the closest students of Mubarak and not being a suitable PM in such critical period... he may be the right person, but at the wrong time ... so I may not be as objective as it should be, but I can assure you that "It is not intended my dears"...
Can you help me to fill out the positives please?!
Thank You in Advance,
We don't wanna FINISH our Revolution ... We wanna COMPLETE it.