Imran Khan claims victory in Pakistan Assembly elections; Official results yet to be announced

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In Pakistan, unofficial results of 215 out of 270 contested seats of the National Assembly have been announced.

According to the Election Commission of Pakistan, Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf has got 104 seats, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz- 57 and Pakistan Peoples Party -25.

Among others, MMA won 11 seats, MQM-five and 11 independent.

Voting for the general elections was held on Wednesday, but authorities are facing hiccups in finalising the outcome of due to fault in the Result Transmission Service. There were also allegations of rigging in the poll process.

In the lower house of 342, a party will need 172 seats to elect the Prime Minister with a simple majority.

Meanwhile, Imran Khan has claimed victory in the elections. In a television address last yesterday, he said his party was successful and was given a mandate.

On the other hand, Nawaz Sharif’s party PML-N and a host of smaller parties have rejected the results, all alleging vote-rigging and manipulation.

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