The political arm of Libya's Muslim Brotherhood withdrew its ministers from the Cabinet of embattled Prime Minister Ali Zidan, after failing to secure enough support in the divided parliament for a no-confidence vote.

Justice and Construction party leader Mohammed Sawan said in a statement Tuesday that the ministers of electricity, youth, economy, oil and housing will leave their posts after "the devastating failure of the government in accomplishing what it promised to do."

The Western-backed Zidan faces opposition from Islamist blocs including the Muslim Brotherhood and another group, the ultraconservative Salafis. Independents later joined the opposition over allegations of corruption and wasting public funds, as well as lack of security.