Pakistan Peoples Party winning elections for Pakistan's national assembly according to early results
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Early poll results have shown that the anti-Musharraf parties, Pervez Musharraf, has been defeated.and , are emerging as victorious. The early results also show that , the party supporting
Furthermore, the results for Pakistan's indicate that the Pakistan Peoples Party currently have a small lead with 78 seats, with 's party just behind with 72 seats. The party which wins the elections for the National Assembly will choose the Prime Minister of Pakistan.
The elections had a slow start at 8 a.m. (0300 GMT), as fears of violence kept many voters away. To enforce security, the Pakistani police is backed up by some 80,000 troops. The BBC reported that 80 million people are eligible to vote, but many are expected to stay at home, largely because of fears about security. Authorities reported at least five explosions that had taken place on election day, all but one of which occurred near a polling area.
- "Pakistan 2008 Election Live Results on TPS" — , February 19, 2008
- "Pakistanis vote in tense election" — , February 18, 2008