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Egypt's president-elect Morsi begins work on forming government

  • Egypt's president-elect, Mohammed Morsi, has moved into the presidential palace and started work on forming a government he has reaffirmed will represent all Egyptians.

    The Muslim Brotherhood candidate, who defeated former president Hosni Mubarak’s last prime minister, Ahmed Shafiq, could be sworn in by the end of the month.

    However, doubts over his authority remain as the ruling military council has taken many presidential powers.

    Shortly before the polls closed last week, the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) issued a decree dissolving parliament and limiting the powers of the new president.

    A new constitution, the economy and security are expected to be his main priorities.

    Because of the dissolution of parliament, it is unclear where the new president will take his oath of office.