Giving due recognition


Last week, Mohamed Morsy took the presidential oath twice; first, in Tahrir Square, and then before the general assembly of the Supreme Constitutional Court. The new president appears to have made a successful compromise between the legitimacy of the law and the legitimacy of the revolution. Personally, I see no contradiction between the two oaths as long as in his role as head of state he keeps his priorities straight.

It was a nice touch that Morsy spoke at Cairo University, recognizing also the legitimacy of education and knowledge.  He should also consider recognizing the armed forces for protecting the revolution by awarding Field Marshal Tantawy the Great Nile Medal, which is the highest degree of honor in Egypt; and awarding the Sinai Star Medal to the members of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF).

Since the beginning of the revolution, the armed forces and SCAF made two pledges. The first, to protect the revolutionaries, was carried out successfully and the regime was toppled. The second was to transfer power to the elected president, which was carried out as promised.

translated from Al-Akhbar

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