Pakistan General Election Results 2018 Live Updates: Pakistanis voted in a historic third straight election ending a campaign marred by widespread allegations of manipulation that local and international rights group say imperils the country's wobbly transition to democratic rule.

Pakistan General Elections Results 2018 Live Updates: Will ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz return to power or will Pakistan get a new leader in the form of cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan? The scenario will become clearer as the counting of votes starts after polling in the high-voltage Pakistan elections ends at 6 pm. The results are expected to be announced within 24 hours.

A nationwide survey conducted ahead of the elections predicted that PTI was in the driver’s seat with 29 per cent votes, followed by PML-N at 25 per cent and PPP at 20 per cent. In the 2013 elections, PML-N emerged as the single largest party, garnering 126 seats in the 272-member National Assembly.

The election comes amid an escalation in violence and also controversy surrounding former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who recently returned to the country from London to face corruption charges even as he has sought to return his party, the Pakistan Muslim League, to power.

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Pakistan Election 2018 Result Live: In 2013, PML-N swept the elections, garnering 126 seats

In 2013, PML-N swept the elections, garnering 126 seats in the 272-member National Assembly (the lower house of the parliament), with former president Asif Zardari’s Pakistan Peoples Party coming a distant second with 33 seats. PTI party of Imran Khan, who was still to be a reckoning then, could manage only 28 seats, despite getting more vote share than PPP. While PML-N got 32.77 per cent of the vote share, PPP and PTI got 15.32 per cent and 16.92 per cent respectively.

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