Imran Khan new President of Pakistan

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Former cricketer Imran Khan has claimed victory in Pakistan’s election.

However, his PTI (Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf) party fell short of an overall majority and is seeking coalition partners.

The party of disgraced former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has rejected the results, as have a host of smaller parties, all alleging vote-rigging and manipulation.

The turnout has been estimated at between 50 percent and 55 percent out of 106 million registered voters.

Who is Imran Khan?

Imran Khan was a fast bowler for the Pakistan cricket team. He was also a very good batter, scoring over 3000 runs in his international career.

He took over captaincy in 1982, aged 32.

Mr Khan  first entered politics in 1996.

The 65-year-old campaigned on a message of anti-corruption and vowed to take on Pakistan’s entrenched political dynasties.

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