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Imran Khan wins Pakistan polls, needs to stitch alliance

Last Modified Friday, 27 July 2018 (15:58 IST)
Islamabad: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Friday said that Mr Imran Khan's party, or PTI, has won 110 seats out of the 251 seats where counting has ended, according to the media reports here.
 
Mr Khan will, however, need to stitch an alliance to form a coalition government.
 
The National Assembly has 272 seats in total and the halfway mark is 137 for a simple majority.
 
Mr Khan's direct rival and jailed former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's party won 63 seats.
 
The left-of-centre Pakistan People's Party or led by Bilawal Bhutto, son of assassinated leader Benazir Bhutto, won 42 seats.
Although appeared likely to fall short of the 137 seats needed for a majority in the National Assembly, his better-than-expected results mean he should have no problems forming a government with a handful of small coalition partners. (UNI)
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