Egyptian Prime Minister Hisham Kandil said he expects talks with the International Monetary Fund over a £3 billion loan to resume in January.
"We hope that there will not be any fundamental changes in our plan with the IMF because we will summon them in January so we resume discussions to go forward in the matter of the loan," Kandil said today, reported Reuters.
Egypt's chief prosecutor has ordered an investigation into the leaders of the country's opposition after a lawyer accused them of incitement to overthrow the regime. The official said a judge will investigate the report filed last month accusing Mohammed ElBaradei.
The Nobel Prize laureate and former head of the U.N. nuclear agency, is accused along with Amr Moussa, former foreign minister and Hamdeen Sabahi, a former presidential candidate, of inciting the overthrow of Egypt's first elected president, Mohammed Morsi.
The United States on Tuesday urged all sides in Egypt to increase political engagement after Egyptian officials announced that voters had overwhelmingly approved a new constitution drafted by President Mohamed Mursi's Islamist allies.
President Mursi, as the democratically elected leader of Egypt, has a special responsibility to move forward in a way that recognizes the urgent need to bridge divisions.
– State Department spokesman Patrick Ventrell said in a statement
Mr Ventrell noted that many Egyptians had voiced "significant concerns" over the constitutional process.
We hope those Egyptians disappointed by the result will seek more and deeper engagement. We look to those who welcome the result to engage in good faith.
And we hope all sides will re-commit themselves to condemn and prevent violence.
Egypt's new constitution, drafted by Islamist supporters of President Mohamed Mursi, has been approved by 63.8 percent of voters in a two-round referendum, the supreme election committee said on Tuesday.
Egyptians appear to have approved a new constitution after Saturday's final round of voting in a referendum, according to the Reuters news agency.
An official from the Muslim Brotherhood's political party, which backs the charter put forward by President Mohamed Morsi, said that after 8.1 million votes had been counted there was a 71 per cent majority in favour of the constitution.
Taken with the first round vote, the official said he expected the overall result to show a roughly 65 per cent majority in favour of the constitution. He spoke as counting progressed into the early hours of Sunday morning.