Pakistani ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif speaks during a press conference after his appearance in front of an accountability court to face corruption charges, in Islamabad on September 26, 2017. (AFP / AAMIR QURESHI)
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Jafar Iqbal, who headed a five-member election body, said Sharif had been elected party president unopposed by the Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz's (PML-N) central executive committee.No one came forward to contest Sharif, Iqbal said amid clapping, thumping and slogans in support of Sharif in televised proceedings of the election in Islamabad. The former prime minister will lead the party for four years.Opposition lawmakers tore up paper copies of the Election Bill 2017, passed by the Senate last week, that allowed Sharif to become the party president again.
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