Egypt’s president Mohamed Morsi has begun consultations for the formation of his presidential guard and deputies, as well as the government, which he said would include the other political parties and forces other than the Muslim Brotherhood party.
Kamal al-Ganzouri government held its last meeting on Monday then he submited his government's resignation to the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces.
But Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi asked Kamal al-Ganzouri government to continue performing their duties until Mursi’s inauguration on the end of June.
The new president is facing multiple challenges in the political, diplomatic and economic sectors, as the country’s Supreme Military Council has already changed the constitution and curtailed the president’s powers, giving it the ability to make decisions on security related measures.
Morsi's spokesman, Mohammed Hassan Nermine, told a private Egyptian television channel that the main priority for Egypt’s president is to deal with Egypt’s internal problems such as food, education and employment
Indeed, the main political challenge of Morsi is to achieve balance between the liberal parties and Islamist movements behind the revolution. Another challenge is to cope with the Army. In this context, Morsi met Monday the head of the SCAF, Marshal Hussein Tantawi and paid tribute to the armed forces which have ensured the holding of the presidential election.
He also faces major challenges on the diplomatic level. His first day was marred after an Iranian news the agency published an interview with him, where he said he wanted to strength relations with Tehran and "revise" the peace accords with Israel. The Egyptian presidency later denied that Morsi gave such an interview.
Meanwhile, Al Arabiya correspondent in Cairo, Morsi is due to be sworn in next Saturday before the General Assembly of the Supreme Constitutional Court, after which he will be handed over the authority from the military council.
More details as it becomes available.