In pictures: Pakistan PTI supporters protest for fair election results | Election news
Supporters of the party of former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan demonstrated in several areas of the country Counting votes It continues the day after the election.
Supporters of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party blocked roads and held street demonstrations on Friday to protest the Election Commission of Pakistan’s delay in announcing the results of the parliamentary elections held on Thursday.
Independent candidates backed by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Khan – who is currently imprisoned – were leading in the early national elections. resultsin a vote marred by sporadic acts of violence, and allegations of a pre-determined result, and comment Of mobile phone services.
Of the 156 National Assembly results announced by the country’s election supervisory body after an hours-long delay, candidates backed by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) won 59 seats.
The Pakistan Muslim League, led by three-time former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, won 46 seats, while the Pakistan People’s Party, led by Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, won 39 seats.
Final results are expected by Friday night.
But discrepancies with early results in some areas have caused concern and confusion.
“We voted even though it turned out to be a choice like last time,” Asif Qureshi, a 55-year-old voter, told Al Jazeera.
“We are in the digital age, however, we do not know the results about 24 hours after the polls. Their excuse is that the internet went out, but they were the ones who turned it off.
“We went to sleep thinking that PTI candidates were in the lead. Now we are being told that they are not. Why waste so much money? Just name the people they have chosen as the winners, then.”
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