Independent candidates won 18 seats on Wednesday, the last of six days of voting which started on 9 November, according to the results read out on state television on Thursday.
   
The Muslim Brotherhood, which fielded candidates as independents because it is banned, says it won 11 seats - its strongest showing in an election - on Wednesday, giving it a total of 87 of parliament's 444 elected places. 
   
Secular parties won only a handful of seats in the month-long voting. One member of the liberal Wafd Party won a seat on Wednesday, according to the results.