Egypt's parliament held its first session Monday since President Hosni Mubarak was forced out of office last February by a popular uprising.
The meeting comes after Islamist political parties won nearly three-quarters of the seats in the legislative body.
The final election tally shows a coalition led by the Muslim Brotherhood, which won 47 percent of the seats.
The ultraconservative Al-Nour Party came in second with 25 percent.
Al-Nour wants to impose sharia law on Egypt, while the Brotherhood is presenting itself as more moderate, promising not to impose Islamic law.
The legislature will be tasked with choosing a committee to write Egypt's new constitution.