PTI emerged as the single largest party in by elections 2018, reveals ECP data
ISLAMABAD - Pakistan Tehreek e Insaaf emerged as the single largest party in the by elections 2018.
According to the Election Commission of Pakistan, PTI won 15 seats of the total 35 constituencies held across the country on Sunday.
PTI government s another PMLQ, one of several parties with which it has formed a coalition government, won an additional two seats, bringing the coalition s total in the national assembly -- the lower house of parliament -- to 177 out of 342. The main opposition Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz increased its seat count to 85.
By-elections were held in the 11 National Assembly constituencies. In a neck to neck competition with PML-N, PTI could secure four seats only, which include: NA-53, NA-60, NA-63 and NA-243. While the government’s ally Pakistan Muslim League (Q) successfully secured their home ground two seats, NA- 65, NA-69.
On the other hand, the major opposition party PMLN even in severe political crisis, lack of leadership and accountability drive after them in the incumbent government took four NA seats of the following constituencies; NA-56, NA-103, NA-131 and NA-124. Opposition ally MMA also bagged one seat NA-35.