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Partidos rivales de Pakistán llegan a un pacto para compartir el poder

By Duncan Mil

February 21, 2024 - Dos partidos de Pakistán han llegado a un acuerdo para compartir el poder que devolverá a Shehbaz Sharif el cargo de primer ministro, dejando afuera a políticos leales al exlíder encarcelado Imran Khan a pesar de que ganaron el mayor número de escaños en la votación no decisiva del 8 de febrero.

According to the Election Commission of Pakistan, independent candidates won 101 seats. Most of the independents are affiliated with Khan’s party, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI).

The Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz Party (PMLN), headed by former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, came in second with 73 seats, and the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) won 54 seats.

The army-backed PML-N and the PPP said they had settled days of negotiations on securing a majority to form a coalition government that includes several smaller parties.

The announcement is set to end political uncertainty in the country.

“The Pakistan Peoples Party and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz have attained the numbers and we will form a government,” said PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari.

“We are hopeful that Shehbaz Sharif will soon become the prime minister.”

The PTI lashed out against the agreement.
“The PML-N and the Peoples Party deserve some praise for their epic 30-year journey, from stealing taxpayers’ money together to stealing an election together,” the party said on social media platform X.

Khan was ousted from power in 2018 after analysts say he waged a risky campaign of defiance against the army and the establishment.

Sources
PUBLISHED: 21/02/2024; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Getty Images
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