The liberal Wafd party has decided to withdraw from Egypt's parliamentary election amid accusations that the vote was rigged, its secretary general said on Wednesday.
"We will withdraw from all the election. The two who won seats in the first round will also withdraw," Munir Fakhri Abdel-Nur told AFP.
The ruling National Democratic Party won the vast majority of seats in the first round on Sunday amid claims by the opposition and rights groups of vote rigging.
Four legal opposition parties won five seats among them, including Wafd's two, out of 221 seats decided in the first round. Seven went to independents and the rest to the NDP.
The leftist Tagammu party, which won one seat, said it would keeps its candidates in the run-offs next Sunday.
"We will remain a heavy stone on (the regime's) chest," said Tagammu leader Rifaat El-Said. "We have six candidates in the run offs; they will participate."