67% of Egyptians approve of Mansour presidency: Baseera
Interim President Adly Mansour - REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh
By RANDA EL-BANNA

CAIRO: The Egyptian Center for Public Opinion Research (Baseera) surveyed 1,823 Egyptians over the age of 18 from different factions and education levels regarding interim President Adly Mansour’s and Prime Minster Ibrahim Mahlab‘s performances and released their results Monday.

The survey revealed that 67 percent of the sample were satisfied with Mansour’s performance and described it as good while six percent believed his performance was bad in addition to 17 percent who think his performance was average and 11 percent who were unsure.

The sample’s opinion about Mahlab was close to Mansour’s percentage as 64 percent thought that his performance was good, 5 percent thought his performance was bad, 13 percent thought it was average and 18 percent were unsure.

Fifty-nine percent of those surveyed also approved of Mahlab remaining in his position as prime minister. Eighteen percent wanted someone else, 15 percent were unsure and 8 percent said that it did not matter if he remained.

Baseera said in a press release that by the end of former President Mohamed Morsi‘s reign, Egyptians who thought his performance was good were only 32 percent.

Regarding what Mansour should do now that Abdel Fatah al-Sisi is president, 37 percent think he should go back to being head of the Supreme Constitutional Court, while 17 percent think that he should become a consultant for the president or become vice president. Four percent think he should be prime minister, two percent think he should become a minister and 26 percent were unsure.

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