Mohamed Morsi To Answer Citizens' Questions Via Twitter

Mohamed Morsi To Answer Citizens' Questions Via Twitter

Egyptian President, Mohamed Morsi, has announced he will answer citizens' questions via Twitter every night for a half an hour, in an attempt to gain western's confidence after country's crackdown on journalists, activists and media personalities.

Mohamed Morsi To Answer Citizens' Questions Via Twitter

"The president will answer all the questions of the citizens by himself every day from 9:00 to 9:30 p.m., Presidential spokesman Ehab Fahmy said in a press statement.

Morsi's decision follows an announcement by his prime minister, Hisham Qandil, saying that Egypt's government is planning to redraft fifteen of the most controversial clauses from country's new constitution.

Besides, Morsi decided on 10 April to cancel all investigations against journalists, who were accused of questioning or criticising the president and the religion.

One week before, the US state department criticised Egyptian authorities for fight against free speech.

Aiming to pacify western's concerns about his governance, Egypt's president will also respect a recent court decision that overruled his decision to appoint a new attorney general.

Egypt is negotiating with the International Monetary Fund a $4,8 billion loan to rescue its economy. All these actions may facilitate the concession of the loan.

On 7 April, EU High Representative, Catherine Ashton, asked Egypt to create a political consensus, something that's unclear to take place with Morsi's new measures.

This is not the first time Morsi tries to communicate with citizens. In July 2012, he answered questions in a radio program during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

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