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Sharif seeks Pakistan majority

Nawaz Sharif is on course to become Pakistan's prime minister, as reports projected his party to win an imposing 130 of the 137 seats it needs for a majority. Sharif said he would form a coalition with minority groups to make up the remaining seats.

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Ex-cricketer Imran Khan wins seat in Pakistan elections

Former cricketer Imran Khan has been elected into Parliament in Pakistan’s northwestern city of Peshawar, according to reports.

Ex-prime minister Nawaz Sharif, head of the centre-right Pakistan Muslim League-N, also won his seat, a party spokesman told AFP.

Sharif, who has served as prime minister twice before, was elected to parliament in his Punjab heartland – although voting has been marred by deadly bomb blasts.

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