Pakistan election 2018: vote-rigging claims rejected by electoral commission – live updates

Latest news as voters decide between former cricketer Imran Khan and brother of disgraced former PM Nawaz Sharif for PM

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Umair Javed, a columnist and political scientist, has some suggestions for how Imran Khan could cool tensions after a highly disputed vote.

One, highlight observations from independent observers – both local and international. Two, urge the Election Commission of Pakistan to swiftly publish its post-poll report. Three, constitute a multi-party commission to investigate what went wrong in the results transmission system.”

In short, he needs to act as a statesman, because his apparent lead is sizeable enough for any adverse findings not to impact the actual outcome,” he told the Guardian


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