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Pakistan to Elect New Prime Minister after Sacking Imran Khan

Pakistan’s parliament will select a new prime minister later today, after Imran Khan was ousted in a no confidence vote in the early hours of Sunday.

Shahbaz Sharif, the leader of an opposition coalition who worked to depose Mr. Khan – is widely expected to win a majority of the votes and become the new prime minister.

Mr. Khan, 69, was voted out after days of political drama and Supreme Court intervention.

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He had attempted to block a previous attempt to bring a no confidence motion against him by dissolving parliament and calling for a snap election.

However, the country’s Supreme Court upheld an opposition petition that his actions were unconstitutional and ordered the no confidence vote to go ahead.

Shahbaz Sharif submitted his candidacy for the top post on Sunday and is widely tipped to have the numbers to ensure victory.

Other opposition leaders like Bilawal Bhutto Zardari of the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) have already indicated their support for him.

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