Cairo, Egypt - Egypt's president-elect Mohamed Morsi has started forming what he pledges will be an inclusive government, one day after becoming the country's first democratically elected civilian president.
Following his election Sunday over former prime minister Ahmed Shafiq, Morsi now is focusing on building his civilian administration - including what he promises to be a diverse range of vice presidents.
But the European Union is seriously concerned the recent developments, particularly the dissolution of the Parliament and the Constitutional Declaration by the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces of 17 June, which delay and hinder the transition and full handover to civilian rule," the ministers said in a statement, issued during a regular meeting in Luxembourg.
The Islamist president-elect faces the difficult task of healing national divisions and convincing all Egyptians, including religious minorities and women, that their interests will be equally protected. Already, he has resigned from the Muslim Brotherhood and its Freedom and Justice Party, in a gesture to other parties with whom he hopes to form a unity government.
But the questions remain over just how much power Egypt's post-revolution presidency holds. Despite promising to hand power to an elected president by the end of this month, Egypt's ruling military council has taken recent steps stripping the presidency of most of its authority. The council has taken for itself key executive powers and claimed control of legislative affairs after the Muslim Brotherhood-led lower house of parliament was dissolved earlier this month.
As the newly elected President has pledge to complete the revolution that toppled Hosni Mubarak last year, and plan to come up with another governmental system that will entrenched interests of the generals who have been in charge of the transition to democracy.