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Pakistan election 2018: polls close after attacks leave dozens dead – live

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Violence across country as millions cast their votes to decide between cricket legend Imran Khan and brother of disgraced former PM Nawaz Sharif for PMFull story: Pakistanis vote after bitterly contested campaignPakistan elections: who is standing and what is at stake? 7.43pm BST Sherry Rehman, the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) senate leader of the opposition, said that the claims of election rigging stood to “render the whole election null and void”. 7.33pm BST More on the allegations of electoral rigging, from Memphis Barker in Islamabad. The complaints of electoral rigging are unparalleled in recent Pakistani history. Leaders of almost every political party except the PTI have claimed that their polling agents – party workers who keep an eye on the count –have been evicted from polling stations before a final tally has been reached, leaving military personnel and other officials to potentially tamper with the vote. Continue reading...

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Author : Amanda Holpuch (now) Haroon Siddique and Kate Lyons (earlier)
Publish date : 2018-07-25 18:43:40
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