Pakistan election results 2018 Live: Trends Show Imran Khan’s PTI leads, opponents cry foul

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Islamabad, July 26 :Former Pakistani cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan’s Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party is obtaining a clear edge over other parties in the country’s general election and jailed rival Nawaz Sharif’s of PML-N has rejected the result as “blatantly” rigged.

The delays and allegations of rigging dominated the early hours of Thursday in Pakistan but the Pakistan Election Commission rubbished the charges, and blamed a delay in the results on technical failures.

 

Although PTI workers and supporters started celebrations before the official announcement of final results, no statement — or even a tweet — has been issued by Khan on his victory. His spokesperson Naeemul Haque, however, tweeted that the PTI chief will “address the nation” today at 2pm “in celebration and recognition of the massive support received from the people of Pakistan in the 2018 elections which was a contest between the forces of good and evil”.

With just 30 per cent of the total vote counted, the Election Commission of Pakistan had  Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) party leading in 112 of 272 contested National Assembly constituencies.While PML N: 64,PPP: 44,IND: 18

A delay has been reported in the transmission of election results due to the breaking down of the ECP’s Results Transmission System (RTS), which is being run through a software powered by National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra).

PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari also tweeted saying he had not received any official results from any constituency where he was contesting, despite it being past midnight. “My candidates (have been) complaining (that) polling agents have been thrown out of polling stations across the country. Inexcusable and outrageous.”

A delay has been reported in the transmission of election results due to the breaking down of the ECP’s Results Transmission System (RTS), which is being run through a software powered by National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra).

 

A single party will need to bag at least 137 of the directly elected seats to be able to form the government on its own.

As many as 12,570 candidates were in the electoral fray for a total of 849 seats of national and provincial assemblies in the country’s 11th general election.

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