CAIRO - Mohamed ElBaradei and other prominent Egyptians on Saturday launched a party which he said would one day govern the country, offering a new choice to voters seeking alternatives to Islamist parties that now dominate parliament.

Though ElBaradei pulled out of the race for Egyptian presidency in January, his role in the new Dustour Party shows the Nobel Peace Prize winner and political liberal still aims to play a leading role in the future of the country of 80 million.

"I am confident that this party will be the one that governs Egypt in the future," said ElBaradei, the former head of the International Atomic Energy Agency, the United Nations watchdog.

"We will not see results tomorrow or the day after. It could take us months or up to a year, and we could become the majority," he added at a Cairo news conference alongside other founding members of the party including novelist Alaa Al Aswany.

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