EU concerned Egypt military may hinder civilian rule

June 25, 2012 17:23


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LUXEMBOURG - EU foreign ministers congratulated Egypt's new president on Monday, calling his election "a historic moment for the people, the country and the region," and expressed concern at actions by the military that were hindering the handover to civilian rule.

"The EU is seriously concerned about recent developments, in particular 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.

Islamist Mohamed Morsy became Egypt's first freely elected president on Sunday and began work on Monday to form a coalition government.

His campaign pledge to complete the revolution that toppled Hosni Mubarak last year will come up against the entrenched interests of the generals who have been in charge of the transition to democracy.

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