ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Former cricket star Imran Khan declared victory on Thursday in Pakistan’s general election, as a partial count gave him a big lead but final results were delayed and opponents alleged vote rigging.
“This will be the first government that will not carry out any political victimization,” Khan said in a speech on Thursday.
Supporters of jailed ex-premier Nawaz Sharif said there were problems with the vote count and the process was an assault on democracy in a country that has a history of military rule.
Reporting by Drazen Jorgic; Editing by Alex Richardson
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