The new Egyptian government cannot be blamed for being formed of a majority of technocrats, and one can allege it is the best invention in current situations. This is justified by the fact that Mobark's regime during its thirty years had devastated the communal institutions leaving only the administrative one to escape it, becoming the only secured one after the revolution to undertake forming the government.
One cannot differ with those who say there are Egyptian revolutionaries and nationalists, who should be represented in the new government, however those have not yet turned into political forces capable of imposing themselves as decision makers.
It could be said they are fetal forces still in the making.
The recent elections proved the only forces who have organized presence on the ground are the Muslim Brotherhood and the Salafis. The first are not prepared to run the country and the others are not acceptable by large sectors in the Egyptian community.
The clamor they aroused due to their representation at the People's Council and the Constituent Assembly for drafting the constitution is not a secret. One claims it is a wise necessity for maintaining the national solidarity to choose the prime minister from outside the Muslim brotherhood as well as the formation of the government of 35 ministers, only five of them are Muslim brotherhood, and no representation to the Salafis.
This is a balanced position, for the reduction of the representation of the Islamists to minimum has fostered the concept of introducing it as a first class technocrat government and not a Muslim brotherhood government.
Despite the dissatisfaction the formation of the government had found by the political activists and the media, the negative attitudes would have doubled if the formation came in accordance with the balance of power resulting from the recent parliamentary elections, where the share of the Islamist amounted to 75 percent of the People's Council. To avoid such split the technocrats were the solution. This seemed to be the slogan of the new Prime Minster in replacing the famous slogan " Islam is the solution."
The none representation of the political forces in the government and the minimal representation of the Islamists, is considered to be an advantage of the taken steps.
Since the government has not announced a program and its performance is not yet seen , we should deal with it only in accordance with the shape, we can only express out opinion by noting that most of the ministers came from within the government institutions , underlying the creation of stability within the ministries.
Also keeping Field Marshal Tantawi as a Defense Minister is enough for reassuring the armed forces of the stability of their position, after the tumult aroused in the media over its role and its financial activity.
Also keeping the Foreign Minister Mohammed Kamel Amr in his post is an indication of the stability of the foreign policy, which stresses the concept of giving priority, for the time being, to internal affairs, which the foreign political courses are only a reflection to it.
Similarly, keeping Dr. Momtaz Saeed in his post as Finance Minister refers to the continuation of the policy adopted by Dr. Kamal al-Janzori, which succeeded in sparing the country many crises.
It understood the dissatisfaction of the Muslim brotherhood from the contentious propaganda that targeted them since their winning elections and their determination to hold the Information Ministry portfolio. It had put our colleague Salah Abdul-Magsoud in a critical position, because he could do nothing regarding this problem which is beyond his authority.
It is notable in this context the distancing of the Military Council to itself from the efforts of the government formation. This makes one to claim the process to be an understanding between the President and the Prime Minister, not setting aside the role of the majority party. It is an indication that power transfer to the civilians has started.
This is the filled part of the cup, raising the question about the nature of the other half. It requires us to wait for the performance, especially we are before a team which has not been examined yet. I find no national or moral justification for the non-praiseworthy hurrying of some to wish its failure, for one believes its success to be the success to our revolution and to all of us.