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Pakistan's Nawaz Sharif set to win by majority

  • Nawaz Sharif looks set to claim a majority in Pakistan's parliament and form a government after winning Saturday’s election.

    According to unofficial results, his Pakistan Muslim League has won with Sharif already initiating talks with independents to assure a majority.

    After being toppled in a 1999 military coup, jailed and exiled, Sharif, 63, is to become prime minister for the third time.

    Former cricketer Imran Khan and his Movement for Justice Party (PTI) have been embroiled in tight battle for second place. Khan has pledged to provide genuine opposition.

    Pakistani media has reported Sharif's PML-N has so far secured around 100 seats with the PTI and the PPP on 30 each.

    In order to achieve a majority, the PML-N needs 137 seats.

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