(NPR) Egypt’s New Leader Struggles To Fulfill Big Promises

Posted by Kendall Harmon

Egypt's new Islamist president, Mohammed Morsi, has made sweeping promises to the Egyptian people, saying he'll improve the quality of their lives during his first 100 days in office.

Morsi has been busy on several fronts, but he has only a few weeks left to fulfill those big pledges.

His promises have come in nightly radio broadcasts during the holy month of Ramadan. A decent loaf of bread is a demand for us all, he declared in one of those broadcasts, saying subsidized bread will be more widely available and of better quality.

But in Sayed Abdel Moneim's ramshackle, one-room home in Cairo's working-class district of Shubra el Kheima, bread, he says, is just one small issue.

Read (or better listen to) it all.

Filed under: * Culture-WatchHistoryPoverty* Economics, PoliticsEconomyLabor/Labor Unions/Labor MarketPolitics in General* International News & CommentaryMiddle EastEgypt

Posted August 18, 2012 at 11:05 am [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]

1. Yebonoma wrote:

Anybody else heard about his promise being fulfilled by Islamists going around actually crucifying those who disagree with his government, and singling out Coptic Christians for particular brutality?  I’m certain Hilary and Barack will be protesting such actions, if accurate, before the UN Security Council.  See this link - http://www.wnd.com/2012/08/arab-spring-run-amok-brotherhood-starts-crucifixions/

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