The Egyptian parliament voted for a new constitutional amendment, permitting his excellency President Dr. Abd al-Fateh al-Sisi to appoint members to parliament instead of conducting elections.
Deputy Mustafa Shalatizi said the new change will place the reins of the country firmly where they belong. “What is the point of people electing us, or for parliament to be responsive to the electorate, when we have a president whose wisdom and genius is only eclipsed by his warmth and power? What is the point of our presence if it does not please Sisi? In fact, what is the point of our existence at all when the country has Sisi?”
The deputy said that as long as Egypt is suffering from the headaches that come with the current democratic plague, from elections to ballot boxes, papers, reporters, and long lines of voters, “It will cost the country a lot of resources that could otherwise be spent strengthening the police forces or establishing an investment scheme for the military.”
He also noted that people will feel the effect of the change in their daily lives. «Although nothing will change in practice, people will be relieved of the illusion that they can make change and choose their president through the ballot box.”
The deputy also offered his apologies to the president. «He had to endure our constitution, which forced him to compliment us and wait for our votes to make the amendment granting him complete control. Although his powers were absolute from the beginning, we promise not to repeat that process once we put all power officially into his hands.”