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Alvi elected Pak president
Tariq Butt September 05, 2018
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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) candidate Dr Arif Alvi was elected as the 13th president of Pakistan for a five-year term, defeating Maulana Fazlur Rehman, fielded by the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and other opposition parties, and Aitzaz Ahsan put forward by the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP).

In the Electoral College, Alvi secured 353 votes; Rehman got 185 votes and Ahsan clinched 124 votes. The votes of Rehman and Ahsan put together came to 309, according to unofficial results.

The Election Commission of Pakistan will officially announce the results on Wednesday.

In the National Assembly and Senate, Alvi bagged 212 votes, Rehman 131 and Aitzaz 81 votes. A total of 424 votes were cast while six ballots were rejected. “I am grateful to God that the PTI-nominated candidate has been successful in the presidential race today. I am also thankful to Imran Khan for nominating me for such a big responsibility,” Alvi said.

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