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Egypt: Introducing the MorsiMeter

This post is part of our special coverage of Egypt Elections 2011/2012.

On June 24, a new president has been officially declared in Egypt and his name is Mohammed Morsi. The Muslim Brotherhood's Morsi has become Egypt's first freely elected president, and like all other candidates, he has his own presidential program and promises that voters – supposedly – elected him based on.

But how can Egyptians hold Morsi accountable for his promises and watch the progress in achieving them? Wael Ghonim tweeted about a new application for that.

@Ghonim: Tracking the performance of #Morsi (Egypt's newly elected president): http://www.morsimeter.com (via @ezzatkamel)

MorsiMeter, Tracking the performance of Morsi, the newly elected president of Egypt

MorsiMeter, Tracking the performance of Morsi, the newly elected president of Egypt

The application is created by Zabatak, (@Zabatak), a non-profit initiative which aims at making Egypt become bribery free, corruption-free and safe. And on MorsiMeter's Facebook page, they describe the application as follows [ar]:

هذه محاولة لتوثيق ومراقبة أداء الرئيس المصري المنتخب محمد مرسي وفيها سيتم مراقبة ماتم انجازه وفق ما أقرّه د.محمد مرسي في برنامجه أول مائة يوم.
The is an initiative to document and monitor the performance of the new Egyptian president, Mohammed Morsi, and we will monitor what has been achieved from what he had promised in his program during his first 100 days in power.

Egyptian netizens shared their thoughts and opinions about the meter on Twitter as follows:

@MagedBk: Brilliant! http://Morsimeter.com

@omarkamel: MorsiMeter NOT a bad idea. But must also measure how good we think those ideas are to start with. Security plan SUCKS.

@AbdoRepublic: Brilliant idea to assess #morsi ‘s performance. Goodbye Dictatorship

This post is part of our special coverage of Egypt Elections 2011/2012.

8 comments

  • […] an Egyptian activist group has launched The Morsimeter (in Arabic). The Global Voices website explains: The application is created by Zabatak, (@Zabatak), a non-profit initiative which aims at making […]

  • […] an Egyptian activist group has launched The Morsimeter (in Arabic). The Global Voices website explains:The application is created by Zabatak, (@Zabatak), a non-profit initiative which aims at making […]

  • This is an awesome idea, though site seems to be down now.

  • Abdelrahman Ellithy

    Very nice idea
    hope it is from muslim brother hood themselves

  • Janet Haven

    Thanks for the pointer to this. David Sasaki wrote a great post on promise-tracking recently: http://bit.ly/HhcOI6, and Tiago Peixoto followed up with his own thoughts (http://bit.ly/HHvOli), focusing more on parliamentary politicians than on the executive. Both well-worth reading in the context of this project!

  • Reemkhalil2000

    STRANGE but how will it measure and who will measure that is important

  • […] performance of elected politicians. For instance, Egyptian non-profit initiative Zabatak created a website to track progress on campaign promises made by newly-elected Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi. In […]

  • […] performance of elected politicians. For instance, Egyptian non-profit initiative Zabatak created a website to track progress on campaign promises made by newly-elected Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi. In […]

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