Pakistan Election Results 2018 Live Updates: The Imran Khan-led Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf emerged as the single largest side in the National Assembly with its candidates winning 114 seats amid rival political parties’ claim of “blatant” rigging. However, the former cricketer-turned politician will have to seek out allies to form a coalition government.
After a tediously slow count, Pakistan election officials Friday announced that PTI won 114 of the 269 seats being contested in the National Assembly. While Shahbaz Sharif’s PML-N bagged 63 seats, PPP led by former president Asif Ali Zardari won 39 seats. Results from 20 seats were still being counted.
A party or group can only form the government if it manages to clinch 172 seats in total.
On Thursday, Khan declared his victory and dismissed the allegations of fraud calling it the most transparent election in Pakistan’s history. He stressed on improving ties with India. “If New Delhi moves one step forward, we will move two,” he said. “I decided to join politics 22 years back when I saw a collapse of governance system and corruption in Pakistan,” he said. See photos
Results: PTI-110, PML-N-63, PPP-42, Others-50