The bloc was primarily designed to include the liberal Wafd Party
, the Egyptian Social Democratic Party and the leftist Tagammu party.
It is likely that the presidential system will be maintained, but with guarantees to ensure that the ruler will not turn into a dictator," said Baha Al Deen Abu Shuqa, a senior official in the liberal Al Wafd Party
Mokhtar had been part of Zaghloul's movement against British rule in Egypt and a member of the liberal Wafd Party
, which had spearheaded the fight against foreign occupation.
The Wafd Party
seems to be the only major political force raising a stink over voting irregularities and how they may have affected the party's performance.
The Wafd Party
, led by businessman El-Sayed El-Badawi and served by the Hayat television channel, suffered a big loss.
Ahmed Ezz El-Arab, the vice chairman of Egypt's Wafd Party
, went on to claim that Anne Frank's memoirs were a "fake" and that despite evidence; six million Jews were not killed in the Holocaust.
In a meeting on Tuesday, participants including the Brotherood s Freedom and Justice Party, the liberal Wafd party
, the left-leaning Tagammu and the newly formed Salafi (Muslim Fundamentalist) Noor party, joined hands to "channel their efforts.
Gul met leaders of some parties and representatives of NGOs in Egypt, including Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohammed Bedi, Ayman Nour, chairperson of El-Ghad political party, Sayyid al-Badawi, President of Egypt's New Wafd party
, as well as George Ishak, chairman of Kefaya Group.
Mounir Abdel Nour, secretary-general of the Wafd party
, a decades old liberal, nationalist party, became tourism minister.
Some Egyptian opposition parties, including the Wafd Party
, also came up with conditions after an emergency meeting Tuesday evening to the regime for not supporting the massive demonstration.
Sunday's runoff saw candidates from the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) running mostly against members of the same party after Egypt's two main opposition movements, the Muslim Brotherhood and the liberal Wafd party
, pull out of the race.
It will not be a surprise when the final results of the Egyptian parliamentary elections are announced and it appears that candidates affiliated with opposition forces have won seats in the second round, which was held yesterday, despite the fact that the first round had ended in the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) winning a number of seats unbelievable at any elections, the Wafd Party
winning two seats and the El-Ghad, Tagammu and Social Justice parties winning one seat each.