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  • Thursday ,05 December 2013
العربية

Ministers must have responsibility to governmental decisions

By-MOSTAFA EL-FIQI-Cairopost

Opinion

00:12

Thursday ,05 December 2013

Ministers must have responsibility to governmental decisions

I may have personal remarks on the protest law, but fortunately I am not an official in the current ministry. That is why it astonishes me when an official in the government, whether a deputy Prime Minister or a minister, objects the issuance of the protest law.

Their objection should lead to their resignation immediately since the interim government is not a parliament that issues its decisions with a majority vote. The government is represented by the current ministry that issues decisions according to all its members’ decisions. This means any minister should withdraw from the government if they disagree with any of its decisions, especially if they declared their objection in public, but most still remaining in their position.
 
This must mean that the ministries are not working with a real team spirit and is taking decisions depending on a majority vote, which does not make it a parliament but is represented as an illegitimate authority. That’s why I am reviewing stances of whether to remain committed to the government’s decisions or to withdraw before the public opinion.
 
In governments aboard, if ministries disagreed with the government’s decisions, they resigned by explaining their reasons. Out of respect, they would simply left their position if they have a different stance with the decision maker.
 
We must recognize honorary deputy Prime Minister Ismail Fahmy, figures like him who insisted on maintaining his value and principles until the last moment of his life.