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January 9, 2012 11:08 am

Muslim Brotherhood To Support Current Egyptian Government For 6 More Months

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Egyptian Military Police in Alexandria. Photo: Gigi Ibrahim

New York Times – CAIRO — Poised to dominate the new Parliament here, Egypt’s largest Islamist group is putting off an expected confrontation with Egypt’s military rulers, keeping its distance from more radical Islamist parties and hoping that the United States will continue to support the country financially, a top leader of the group’s political arm said Sunday.

In a wide-ranging interview, Essam el-Erian, a senior leader of the political party founded by the group, the Muslim Brotherhood, said the party had decided to support keeping the caretaker prime minister and cabinet appointed by the ruling military council in office for the next six months.

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