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Early celebrations as Pakistan waits for result of knife edge election

26 July 2018

Pakistani cricket hero-turned-politician Imran Khan led in projected partial results of a general election on Thursday (July 26). The Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) party of his jailed chief rival, ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, rejected the projected results as "blatantly" rigged.

Four local TV channels estimated Khan's party would win between 107 and 120 seats of 272 elected seats available while Sharif's outgoing ruling party was estimated at between 42 and 69. However, those projections were based on only about 20 percent of votes counted. Full results are expected later in the morning.