FJP leader accuses Cabinet of undermining Morsy

A prominent Freedom and Justice Party MP in the Shura Council on Sunday accused Prime Minister Hesham Qandil’s Cabinet of thwarting the efforts of President Mohamed Morsy, with the goal of making Morsy lose the confidence of the Egyptian people.

“Like [former Prime Minister] Kamal al-Ganzouri’s Cabinet, this Cabinet is trying to spoil the work of the people’s representatives in Parliament,” said Al-Sayed Hozayen, head of the Shura Council’s agricultural committee, on the Sawt al-Shaab TV channel, which airs parliamentary sessions.

“It has made the [Egyptian] people lose confidence in their representatives and their president,” he said.

“Proof [of this] is that government officials have refused to carry out the president’s decree to buy tons of rice from farmers for LE2,000 [each],” he added.

Hozayen also gave the example of a police officer telling him he thought President Morsy was “on open vacation.”

Finance Minister Momtaz al-Saeed denounced such accusations against the Cabinet.

“The government is doing its best,” he contended.

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