The head of the Muslim Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party in Egypt has stressed the importance of holding the elections for the People's Assembly and the Shura Council on time. Dr. Muhammad Mursi described the elections as one of the most important solutions for the current Egyptian political situation, which will sow the seeds for political stability.
In statements published by the Brotherhood, Dr. Mursi said that political stability will enable the 100-member Founding Assembly to be selected and charged with preparing a draft of the new constitution. This, he pointed out, can then be put to members of parliament for approval, after which the presidential election can be held. He rejected the rumours that the elections will be delayed. Such a move, he said, would only serve to prolong the transition period and current state of chaos affecting Egypt.
"There is no alternative to having respect for the will of the people," said Mursi, "and the people chose the ballot box as the means to choose their representatives in the next parliament at the end of September. The elections could last until the beginning of December." The constitutional declaration approved by the people of Egypt must be respected and implemented, he added.