Pakistan: Government party does not want to acknowledge election results

The count is still running, but Pakistan's ruling party, the Muslim League, is accusing the accusation of electoral counterfeiting. The party accuses the military of a campaign.

Pakistan: Government party does not want to acknowledge election results

In Pakistan, DieRegierungspartei announced that it would not recognise outcome of parliamentary election. She raised accusation of electoral counterfeiting. During current ballot count, reigning Muslim League (PML-N) spoke of "dizziness".

The chairman of Pakistani Muslim League, Shehbaz Sharif, said at a press conference in Lahore: "It is such a blatant manipulation that everyone began to cry".

Local media had proclaimed a victory of Movement for Justice (Tehreek-e-Insaf/PTI). The founder of movement is former cricket player Imran Khan. However, state television had also reported that only 18 percent of votes had been counted. The Electoral commission of Pakistan has not yet issued an official election result.

Even during election campaign in Pakistan accusation was circulating that army was trying to influence election. In particular, representatives of Government party PML-N of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif complained of a targeted campaign by military.

Nawaz Sharif, who was head of government until 2017, was sentenced to prison for corruption. The Muslim League refore nominated his bror Shehbaz Sharif as party leader.

Date Of Update: 26 July 2018, 12:02

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