Pakistan election: Imran Khan leads; rivals cry foul

Jul 26, 2018, 5:18 AM EDT
Imran Khan’s Pakistan-Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party may fall short of majority though.
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Pakistan’s charismatic ex-cricketer Imran Khan’s Pakistan-Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party looks set to win the highest number of seats in the election, which his rivals allege, are massively rigged by the country’s military establishment.

The PTI, leading in around 110 seats out of a total of 272, will be required to cobble up a coalition to form the government, as it heads for a tough job of reviving the country’s frail economy, plummeting foreign currency reserves and precarious security situation, notes the BBC.

The incumbent Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PMLN) “wholly rejected” the initial results crying foul over the poll tampering, an allegation echoed by smaller parties that claimed their polling agents were evicted from stations to manipulate the results, writes The Guardian.


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