Posted: 11:59a.m. IST, June 27, 2012
Cairo, June 27 (ANI): Egypt's first democratically elected president, Mohamed Morsi, plans to chose a woman and a Coptic Christian as vice-presidents of the country, his spokesman has said.
Sameh el-Essawy, however, said that although the names of the two choices had not been finalized.
Selecting either a woman or a Coptic Christian as vice-presidents would be a first in Egyptian history.
Essawy, a member of Morsi's former party, Freedom and Justice (FJP), also said that Morsi had no objection to swearing the presidential oath in front of the Supreme Constitutional Court (SCC), the Guardian reports.
This was widely seen as a controversial move after the dissolution of the Muslim Brotherhood-majority parliament by that very court a day before the run-off elections earlier this month.
But, that does not mean he [Morsi] acknowledges the dissolution of parliament, Essawy added. (ANI)