Washington: No party has got a clear majority in the general elections of Pakistan. Meanwhile, efforts to form government are continuing there. Amid rumors of horse-trading of leaders when no party gets a clear majority and the delay in declaring the results for the National Assembly seat, a US State Department official said that the US will be ready to support any government that comes to power in Pakistan. Ready to work together. The Election Commission of Pakistan blamed the delay in the results of Thursday’s general election on the suspension of internet and mobile services on polling day, despite earlier saying that the Election Management System (EMS) is not internet dependent and would not be affected due to internet shutdown. Work will not be affected. The commission claimed that no particular political party has been harmed by the delay in the results.
Whoever the people of Pakistan choose, we will work with them: America
US State Department spokesman Matthew Miller said in his daily press conference, “I do not think that a new Pakistani government has been formed yet.” I believe that discussions are still going on regarding the formation of the government.” He said, ”But we had said one thing before the elections and we will make it clear again that whoever the Pakistani people elect as their representative, we will support that government. Will work together.” When asked about allegations of vote tampering during Pakistan’s elections, Miller said, ”As far as allegations of rigging are concerned, we would like it to be fully investigated.”
Imran supported independent candidates won 101 seats
Pakistan’s Election Commission on Sunday declared the final results of the general elections, in which independent candidates supported by jailed former Prime Minister Imran Khan’s party ‘Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) have won 101 seats. At the same time, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) of three-time former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has technically emerged as the largest party in the Parliament by winning 75 seats. Bilawal Zardari Bhutto’s Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) got 54 seats, while the Muttahida Qaumi Movement Pakistan (MQM-P), an alliance of Urdu-speaking people who came from India during partition, got 17 seats. Other small parties won the remaining 12 seats.
PTI had initially claimed to form the government, but its chances later started weakening. To form the government, a party will need the support of 133 members elected through direct voting. Overall, 169 seats out of 336 are required to achieve a simple majority, including seats reserved for women and minorities. (input language)
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