CAIRO – Egypt's opposition says its candidates were heavily defeated in parliamentary elections and accuses the ruling party of manipulating Sunday's vote to ensure a sweeping victory.
The Muslim Brotherhood and the liberal New Wafd party said Monday the initial results they reviewed indicate they'll have little representation in parliament.
Brotherhood's media official Abdel Galil el-Sharnoubi says none of the group's 130 candidates have so far secured a seat. He says they either lost to the National Democratic Party or face a Dec. 5 runoff.
El-Sharnoubi says the Brotherhood will in effect be "excluded" from parliament.
Rafiq el-Ghitani says his Wafd party also has no winners, while a handful of candidates will go into runoffs.
Official results are expected Tuesday.