Publish: 10 Feb 2024, 10:02 pm
Almost two days after the polling for the National Assembly elections in Pakistan, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) finally announced the results of all the constituencies.
In a report on Saturday (February 10), Geo News reported that ECP has announced the results of 265 constituencies, where Independent candidates secured the highest 103 seats. Among them, independent candidates backed by Imran Khan’s PTI received 94 seats. Nawaz Sharif’s PMML-N placed second with 74 seats. Bilawal Bhutto’s PPP came in third place with 54 seats. The remaining seats have been secured by other small parties.
Apart from this, the Election Commission postponed the polling of one constituency as a candidate was shot and killed.
Earlier, the polling for the general election in Pakistan ended on Thursday afternoon. More than 17,000 candidates have contested in the national and provincial assemblies of Pakistan this year. The number of voters is 12.80 crore. Their votes determine who will be in power in this nuclear-powered country for the next five years.
13 hours after the end of early polling, the results have not been announced in most of the centers. Analysts say such delay in vote counting is unusual. The results of only 12 constituencies have been declared till Friday morning local time, the day after the election.
After that, as the day progressed, results started coming from different seats. However, the results of all the constituencies have not been announced even though a day has passed. Finally, the ECP finished announcing the results by noon on Saturday.
Nawaz’s PML-N and Bilawal’s PPP have announced that they will form a “coalition government” even though they are lagging behind Imran-backed independent candidates. Both parties have already agreed on this. Despite all this, all eyes are on PTI-backed independent candidates who have shown surprise in this election. They have already received an invitation from a party to form a coalition government. The general people are waiting to see whether they can make an incident at the last moment in the game of forming and breaking alliances.
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