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PTI wins 115 NA seats as ECP releases final tally more than two days after polling ends

July 28, 2018 8:14 AM
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The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Saturday released the complete preliminary results, more than 56 hours after the conclusion of voting for the 11th General Elections in the country.

According to the figures provided by the ECP, Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) has emerged as the largest political party in the country, winning 115 of the 270 National Assembly seats on which the elections were held. The PML-N, which completed its government's tenure in May, has this time won 64 seats, while the PPP is in third place with 43 seats to its name.

Muttahida Majlis-i-Amal (MMA), an alliance of multiple religious parties, has managed to win only 12 seats, whereas Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) has garnered just six seats.

PML-Q and the newly formed Balochistan Awami Party (BAP) have won four seats each, while Sindh-based Grand Democratic Alliance (GDA) has won only two.

Akhtar Mengal's resurgent Balochistan National Party (BNP) has won three berths for itself in the lower house of the parliament, while Awami National Party (ANP) has managed to win only one.

Awami Muslim League (AML), Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaniyat and Jamhoori Wattan Party (JWP) have also grabbed a seat each.

Twelve independent candidates have also won the elections and are likely to play an important role in formation of the central government.

Recounts on at least five NA seats, however, mean that the final result may differ from the count released by the commission today.

Also read: PTI challenges PML-N candidate's election to reserved NA seat for women in IHC

Source: dawn.com

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