Supporters of Pakistan's deposed Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif chant slogans at a rally to to condemn the dismissal of their leader, in Islamabad, Pakistan, Saturday, July 29, 2017. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)
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Pakistan's ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif named his brother Shahbaz, the chief minister of Punjab province, as his successor and nominated ex-oil minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi as an interim premier in a defiant speech Saturday.Earlier Saturday the Election Commission of Pakistan confirmed fresh elections would be held in Nawaz Sharif's former constituency.Nawaz Sharif became the 15th prime minister in Pakistan's 70-year history -- roughly half of which was under military rule -- to be ousted before completing a full term.Opposition leader Imran Khan, who has spearheadead the push against Sharif, hailed the verdict as ushering in a new dawn for Pakistan.
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