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szdaily -> World -> 
Khan’s PTI wins most seats as EU raises concern over poll process
    2018-07-30  08:53    Shenzhen Daily

IMRAN KHAN’S Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has emerged as the single largest party in the Pakistani lower house of parliament, as international observers declared the polling process less fair than the country’s previous general election.

The PTI won at least 116 out of the 272 directly elected National Assembly seats in Wednesday’s election, official results released by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) showed Friday — with results from four constituencies still awaited.

Khan’s party will need 137 seats to form the government, and has begun approaching smaller political forces with the aim of putting together a coalition.

With 64 seats, imprisoned former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) will almost certainly be relegated to the role of opposition for the next five years.

The Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) won 43 seats, with independents and smaller parties taking the remaining seats.

The PML-N on Friday led a multiparty conference in the capital, Islamabad, after it and several other parties alleged widespread irregularities in the vote-counting process.

Those in attendance rejected the election result, according to Fazl-ur-Rehman, Jamiat Ulema-e Islam (JUI-F) party chief. Other parties, including the PML-N, said they had not yet decided whether to join the JUI-F’s call for nationwide protests.

On Friday, the European Union’s observer mission said the election suffered from the lack of a level playing field, and that irregularities had been reported. “Our assessment is that, overall, the elections of 2018 were not as good as in 2013,” said Michael Gahler, the EU’s chief observer who has monitored several general elections in Pakistan.

(SD-Agencies)

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