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The election result in Pakistan is tipping towards Khan – Dagsavisen

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The election result in Pakistan is tipping towards Khan – Dagsavisen

Geo News said independent candidates, who support the jailed former prime minister, had won 47 out of 106 seats for which it had results. A total of 265 seats were included in Thursday’s election.

Khan’s party, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), is barred from participating in the election. His supporters have instead chosen to run as independents.

By 8 o’clock the Electoral Commission had announced 70 official results, where independents won 24 seats.

From Sharif to Khan

The Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), led by Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, son of Benazir Bhutto, also won 24 seats, while former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PMLN) captured 18. The rest went to small parties.

Early on Friday, it appeared that Sharif would get enough votes to form a government either alone or in coalition with others, reports AFP.

The election has been characterized by strong unrest and delays. The reason is said to be, among other things, “problems with the internet”, the electoral commission states.

During the election on Thursday, thousands of soldiers were deployed in the streets and polling stations across the country. Despite the security measures, nine people were killed.


The election’s big showdown is expected to be between candidates backed by Khan, and Sharif’s PMLN. The latter has been prime minister three times previously.

A party must have 133 seats in parliament to obtain a simple majority. Final results are not expected until later on Friday.

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