Former Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) MP Essam El-Erian wrote Saturday on his Twitter account that President Morsy’s first 100 days only started on Friday, when a new government was appointed.
El-Erian explained that Morsy’s 100-day plan should only be appraised starting now, because the president was only able to assign government officials to his project- including those that will tackle cleanliness, security and traffic- starting Friday.
Morsy’s 100-day Al-Nadha (or Renaissance) Project vows to remedy several key issues, including traffic, security, fuel and garbage. The project has garnered much attention, both hopeful and skeptical.
One product of the scrutiny is the MorsiMeter website, a website that details all 64 promises the president has made, their status (complete or incomplete) as well as a ticking 100-day clock. The promises are broadly divided into five categories- security, traffic, bread, cleanliness and fuel- and then list Morsy’s specific goals under each heading.
The count of promises fulfilled was zero as recently as last week, but has been updated to reflect the one promise President Morsy has kept: media awareness campaigns and religious sermons preaching against people who litter. Seven other promises are marked as ‘in progress’ in anticipation of actual work being done.
Morsy has been criticised for attempting to get the people to do his work for him, such as his “Clean Homeland Plan” which calls for citizen-led neighbourhood clean-ups. The president’s performance with his new cabinet is as of yet untested.
With the number of days on MorsiMeter currently at 36, it may seem doubtful that he will be able to make significant headway in the short time left. If El-Erian gets his way and the time counter is reset, however, it might be just the push Morsy needs to get the action ball rolling.