Pakistan elect Shehbaz Sharif unopposed as new Prime Minister
Pakistan lawmakers on Monday, April 11, elected Shehbaz Sharif unopposed as the country’s new prime minister following the ouster of Imran Khan over the weekend, who resigned his national assembly seat ahead of the vote.
Sharif, 70, led an opposition alliance that on Sunday, April 10, forced a no-confidence vote on Khan through the national assembly following weeks of political turmoil in the nation of 220 million people.
“Mian Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif has been elected as prime minister,” said acting speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq after 174 votes were cast in the 342-seat assembly.
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