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Coalition Gov’t Announced in Pakistan as Top Official Makes Stunning Admission of Election Tampering

HeadlineFeb 21, 2024

In Pakistan, two major parties, the Pakistan People’s Party and the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz, have agreed to form a coalition following intense negotiations. Elections earlier this month ended without any party receiving a parliamentary majority, though ousted and jailed former Prime Minister Imran Khan’s PTI party secured the most seats in a major upset. Another former prime minister, Shehbaz Sharif, has been named as the coalition’s candidate for prime minister.

This comes as a top administrative official confessed to vote tampering and resigned. After making the stunning admission, he expressed regret for “stabbing the country in its back.” Imran Khan’s party has accused the powerful military of rigging the vote against him.

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