Islamabad, July 27: As the Pakistan election results come in at a snail's pace, it is more than obvious that Imran Khan is set to be the next prime minister. At last count, he had won an (unofficial) 119 seats to 64 by the PML-N.
With a total of 272 electable seats, a simple majority has not yet been achieved, and the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf will have to consider who they will take on as partners, which in turn will affect future policies. But Pakistan has always had a top-down system of governance, and in such a case, the character of the future leader becomes important.
The update shows that so far, the ECP has received 98.0 percent unofficial results of national and provincial assemblies’ constituencies.
Out of the received results of 266 National Assembly seats, Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaaf is taking lead with 116 seats while Pakistan Muslim League (N) and Pakistan People’s Party have secured 64 seats and 43 seats respectively.
Similarly, Mutahida Majlis Amal secured 12 seats and Pakistan Muslim League (Q), Balochistan Natioanl Party, Mutahida Qaumi Movement Pakistan, and Balochistan Awami Party has secured 4, 02, 06, and 02 seat respectively.
In Punjab Assembly, out of received results of over 297 seats, PML-N is taking lead with 127 seats while PTI managed to secure 122 seats so far. Independents have secured 27 seats, Pakistan Muslim League (Q) secured 07, PPP 06, BAP 01, PMLF 01 and PAR won 01 seat.
In Sindh Assembly, out of 130 seats, PPP has secured highest 74 seats while PTI won on 23, MQMP 16, TLP 2, MMA 1 and Grand Democratic Alliance on 11 seats.