State Department: Washington would be pleased at Muslim Brothers' victory in Egypt
Azerbaijan, Baku, November 5 / Trend, A. Tagiyeva /
Washington will be pleased if the Muslim Brothers Party wins the parliamentary elections in Egypt, William Taylor, the Spokesman for the US Department of State, reported, according to television channel Al-Arabia.
"The United States will be pleased at the Muslim Brothers' election in Egypt if the elections are carried out in compliance with the election law," Taylor noted. He continued to say that the most important thing is that electors' rights be observed at the elections in Egypt.
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton earlier confirmed the US Government's intention to restore direct contacts with the Egyptian Islamic organization Muslim Brothers and stated that the US was eager to conduct dialogue with all parties pursuing peace policy.
In June, Egyptian Commission for political parties officially registered the Freedom and Justice Party established by movement Muslim Brothers, which was banned in the recent past.
After Mubarak left and the power was transited to the military, the Muslim Brothers have started playing a more considerable role in the country's political life. The movement was one of numerous political forces that permanently joined people's protest actions at Cairo's Tahrir Square that eventually led to the president's ouster.
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak was forced to resign on February 1. The power was temporarily transited to the military; however, protest actions have not stopped so far.
Parliamentary elections in Egypt will be held on a complex scheme and take a total of almost half a year. Voting for deputies of Popular Assembly - the Parliament's Lower House - is scheduled to begin on November 28 and cover three stages. First meeting of new parliament's lower house will be conducted in the second half of January 2012 straight after voting results are announced.
Consultative Board - the Parliament's Upper House - will be elected next February-March to start working on March 24.