Sunday, May 12, 2013

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Declares Victory In Pakistan's General Elections

Photo: Former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif (Front) waves to supporters as he arrives to cast his vote in eastern Pakistan's Lahore, May 11, 2013. (Xinhua/Jamil Ahmed)

Pakistan Backs Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif As Imran Khan Falls Short -- The Guardian

22 killed as violence, intimidaton and vote rigging mar poll many had feared would never be held.

Fourteen years after he was overthrown and exiled by a military dictator, the former Pakistani prime minister known to his supporters as "the Lion" claimed victory on Saturday night in one of most dramatic general elections in the country's history.

Nawaz Sharif, of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz party (PML-N), was set to become the next prime minister of the troubled country as it grapples with crises on multiple fronts after it became clear he had secured a commanding lead despite the challenge from Imran Khan, the former cricketer who waged a groundbreaking campaign credited with galvanising an army of youthful new voters.

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More News On Pakistan's Elections

Updates on Pakistan’s Election -- New York Times
Pakistan votes in landmark election - Live from the BBC. -- BBC
Pakistan Decides 2013: Live Updates -- International News
Pak polls live: Initial trends show Nawaz Sharif leading in Sargodha -- IBN Live
Election Day bombings sweep Pakistan: Over 20 killed, almost 200 injured (LIVE UPDATES) -- RT
Live updates: Pakistan national assembly election results 2013 -- Gizmi Crave

Nawaz Sharif declares victory in Pakistan election -- Khaleej Times/AFP
Former PM Declares Victory in Pakistan -- Wall Street Journal
Sharif stages comeback in landmark Pakistan election -- Reuters
Sharif declares victory in Pakistan -- SKY News
Sharif Claims Win in Pakistan Election as Vote Counting Underway -- Bloomberg Businessweek
'Lion of Pakistan' roars back to power in election overshadowed by violence -- The Guardian
Sharif poised to form next Pakistan govt -- The Australian
Nawaz Sharif declares victory after Pak votes in historic election -- Indian Express
Imran Khan’s party concedes defeat -- The Hindu
Pakistan's Sharif Declares Victory -- Voice of America

My Comment: So the radical Islamist who introduced blasphemy laws that targeted Christians and other minorities as well as being accused of corruption on a massive scale (which is why the military overthrew him 14 years ago) comes back to power in today's Pakistan election. He has said that he has changed .... but I sincerely doubt it.

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