Dr. Amr Darrag, Secretary of the Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) in Giza and member of the party’s National Committee, denied that anyone has talked about a quota for the FJP in the new government.
He stressed that there was discussion regarding representation of the FJP in the government, without stipulating any specific share, because the fundamental criterion is technical capacity and expertise necessary for the government.
Dr. Darrag believes that President Mohamed Morsi chose Dr. Hesham Kandil for being an honorable and honest person who is also very professional, respectful and highly regarded.
Dr. Darrag said, "Dr. Hesham Kandil was a work colleague since he was in the National Council for Water Research. I noted in him integrity, honesty and diligence at work, in addition to his being a young person able to give. He is not at all affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood or any other group".
Dr. Darrag further said, "I had an adequate opportunity to observe Kandil’s capabilities and note his potential during a recent trip to Ethiopia. Dr. Morsi wants for prime minister a person with experience of government work who boasts great credibility and professionalism".