Early returns: Pakistan opposition wins

Pakistan's opposition parties have won parliamentary elections, unofficial returns showed Tuesday.

Early returns: Pakistan opposition wins
Pakistan's opposition parties have won parliamentary elections, threatening President Pervez Musharraf's rule eight years after he seized power in a military coup, unofficial returns showed Tuesday.

The party of slain former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto was in the lead in Monday's parliamentary vote, with ex-premier Nawaz Sharif — who was toppled in Musharraf's 1999 coup and has emerged as his fiercest critic — running a close second.

The private Geo TV network said the two parties had so far won 139 seats, more than half of the 272-seat National Assembly.

The pro-Musharraf ruling party, the Pakistan Muslim League-Q, was trailing a distant third with 33 seats, the network said.

Agencies
Güncelleme Tarihi: 19 Şubat 2008, 09:57
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