Egypt President receives 8,000 e-mails from citizens in 24 hours

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Cairo, May 29: The newly-created presidential e-mail of Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi received 8,000 messages in 24 hours, a media report said.

The presidential e-mail -- -- announced by the presidency on Tuesday is meant for Sisi to communicate personally with Egyptian citizens and address their inquiries, concerns and recommendations.

Egypt Prez receives 8k e-mails in 24 hrs

Among the 8,000 messages, some 50 percent were complaints, 20 percent suggestions and 26 percent praise, Xinhua reported, citing the state-run Ahram news website, on Thursday. [Egypt launches airstrikes on IS targets in Libya]

"President Sisi will answer a group of these inquiries during his monthly speech," said the presidency.

Sisi believes that "transparency and popular participation in decision-making represent the most important way in the development course Egypt is going through".

As then-military chief, Sisi led the removal of former Islamist President Mohamed Morsi in July 2013 following mass protests against Morsi and his currently-outlawed Muslim Brotherhood group.

Enjoying massive popularity, president Sisi came to office in mid-2014 after a landslide victory over his leftist opponent Hamdeen Sabahy.


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