(Jerusalem Post) — Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood said Saturday that it will not run for the presidency and will not seek to get a majority in the parliament.
The announcement was an attempt to reaffirm that it was not seeking power in the Egyptian parliament.
The group praised the efforts of the new army rulers to transfer power to civilians.
“The Muslim Brotherhood . . . are not seeking personal gains, so they announce they will not run for the presidency and will not seek to get a majority in the parliament and that they consider themselves servants of these decent people,” a statement read.
“We support and value the sound direction that the Higher Military Council is taking on the way to transfer power peacefully to create a civilian government in line with the will of the people,” the statement continued.