The Shura Council met on Wednesday to swear in 90 new members appointed by Mr. Morsi. The council is also expected to begin setting the framework for elections in the lower of house of parliament within the next two months.
Mr. Morsi signed the decree late Tuesday, after the election commission said almost 64 percent of voters had backed the constitution in this month's polling.
Liberal and secularist-led opposition groups have vowed to continue protests against the measure.
They note their interests were not represented when the draft constitution was formulated. They point out the document ignores the rights of women. VoA.
The Islamist constitution makes Egyptian law subservient to Sharia Law.