Egyptian lawyer and founding member of the Egyptian Social Democratic Party, Ziad Bahaa el-Din, has delayed his decision to accept the role of prime minister.
El-Din tweeted: "I decided to delay accepting PM position for a few hours, as we try to reach a national consensus.
"Certain parties refused to accept the appointment of a non-Islamist personality for the PM position.
" I cannot accept the post of PM unless there's a national consensus," he concluded.
El-Din was reportedly offered the role of prime minister on Sunday, with liberal politician Mohamed ElBaradei set to be appointed as vice-president.