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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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People in Pakistan begin voting in general election

People in Pakistan have begun voting in a general election that will bring the first transition between civilian governments in a country that has been ruled by generals for more than half of its history.

Voting has begun in Pakistan. Credit: Reuters

Television channels said polling stations opened in several parts of the South Asian nation. Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is widely seen as the frontrunner.

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