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Latest updates: Polling in Pakistan opens for parliamentary elections 2018

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Pakistan: Parliamentary elections 2018 polls have been opened in Pakistan today for electing the second time civilian government in Pakistan’s history. People began voting today at 8 am and the polls will be closed 6 pm across 85, 000 polling stations.

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Approximately 30 political parties and 12, 570 candidates are competing with each other to bend close to 106 million registered voters, who will elect both the national and four provincial assemblies.

The opposition party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), led by cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan, is looking to unseat the incumbent Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), which was formally led by the now imprisoned ex-prime minister Nawaz Sharif.

The Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), led by Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, is also expected to pick up seats across the country, as is the Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA), an alliance of right-wing religious parties.

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