Muhammad al-Biltājī, a Muslim Brotherhood leader, made clear that he wants secular parties to get organized in order to establish a balanced and truly competitive environment in the upcoming parliamentary elections.
Pointing to the war which erupted in Algeria in 1991, when elections that seemed likely to produce an Islamist victory were cancelled, he emphasized the danger of too powerful Islamic parties. Latter might be perceived as a threat by other political forces and be consequently blocked or censored. [Read original text]
The same information was found in the Egyptian Gazette’s article “Islamists won’t cap ambitions forever," which reports that the Brotherhood is anxious to reassure Egyptians, promising to refrain from seeking presidency or a parliamentary majority in this year’s elections. It is specified, however, that this “is a temporary position, until the time there are forces that can compete.” [Egyptian Gazette, page 2, March 24, 2011]