Thursday, 26 July 2018

Imran Khan claims victory in Pakistan's election, amid accusations of vote rigging by rivals



Former cricketer Imran Khan has claimed victory in Pakistan's election, amid accusations of vote rigging by rivals.

 
In a television address, he said: "We were successful and we were given a mandate."


His PTI party is still expected to fall short of an overall majority, so it would have to seek coalition partners in order to form a government.


Campaigning has been marred by violence. On voting day a bomb killed 31 people at a polling station.


Mr Khan, the charismatic patrician who captained Pakistan to a World Cup victory in 1992, has long shed his celebrity playboy image and has recently faced accusations that his election challenge was benefiting from military interference in the nuclear-armed republic.
An official confirmation of the vote is still to come.





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