Pakistan to hold general elections on July 25; Imran Khan’s party major contender

The neighboring country of Pakistan will hold general elections on July 25 of this year.

An announcement to this effect was made after Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) in a letter to the president on May 21 had proposed to hold elections for the National Assembly and four provincial assemblies between July 25 and 27.

The Pakistan President’s office confirmed the date to be July 25 for polling in general and provincial elections.

The polls have been announced even when there is a deadlock between ruling PML-N and the opposition over picking up an interim prime minister.

Cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf is expected to be the main challenger to the ruling party in the general elections.

The country experienced its first democratic transition of power in 2013, when the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) came out on top as the biggest party.

Earlier, the ECP announced that a total of 105.95 million voters will use their right of vote to elect the new government.

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