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Nawaz Sharif to Form New Pakistani Government
May 13, 2013
by Magnum Photographers
Once day after voting began, former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif announced that had began planning for the formation of a new government. Partial results would lead many to believe that Mr. Nawaz's party has a commanding lead but supporters of his primary opponent, Imran Khan, have pointed out massive irregularities and voiced accusations of ballot rigging.
Mr. Sharif was Prime Minister from 1997 to 1999, when the military forced him out of office and into excile. He returned to Pakistan in 2007.