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Egypt: Introducing the MorsiMeter

Technology for Transparency Network This post is part of the Technology for Transparency Network where we research technology that promotes accountability and transparency worldwide· All Posts

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.

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