Pakistan General Elections: Independents Win 93 Seats, PML-N Secures 75, PPP Gets 54 in National Assembly

Pakistan’s Election Commission released the full results of the general elections on February 12, 2024, detailing the preliminary positions of political parties in national and provincial assemblies.

  1. Independents won 93 seats in the National Assembly out of 266 directly elected members, surpassing Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) with 75 seats and Pakistan People’s Party with 54 seats.
  2. Independent candidates, largely affiliated with Former Prime Minister Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), secured the most parliamentary seats, diminishing the chances of the army-backed PML-N from obtaining a ruling majority.
  3. The PTI does not have enough seats to form a government independently, and a coalition government seems inevitable.
  4. General elections took place on Thursday, with an unusual delay in announcing results, leading to allegations of vote rigging in various constituencies.
  5. Both jailed former Prime Minister Imran Khan’s PTI and ex-premier Nawaz Sharif’s PML-N have claimed victory, but no single party has obtained a majority in the National Assembly, making a coalition government likely.

Q: Independent candidates who won the majority of seats in the general elections are largely affiliated with:

a. Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N)
b. Pakistan People’s Party (PPP)
c. Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM)
d. Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI)

Ans : Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) – Party of Former Prime Minister Imran Khan’s

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