Egypt's finance minister has told CNBC the recent vote on a new constitution was a "great success", and said the country was committed to political progress.
Speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Ahmed Galal said that within six months the country would have the building blocks of a new regime, with a constitution, a new president and new parliament.
"We are moving along that political roadmap, we are sticking to it and we are committed to achieving it and doing it very well," he said. "The (vote) was a great success… so we are very pleased about the progress we are making."
His comments follow a vote on a new constitution that sets the stage for parliamentary and presidential elections this year. Over 98 percent of voters backed the new constitution, although less than 40 percent of the electorate took part.