Leader of ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party and president candidate Arif Alvi (C) arrives before the president election at the National Assembly in Islamabad on September 4, 2018. / AFP / FAROOQ NAEEM
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Pakistan's new President Arif Alvi was sworn in at a ceremony in Islamabad on Sunday, concluding the country's peaceful transfer of power to its new government after a turbulent election campaign.Arif Alvi, a close ally of Khan and one of the founders of Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party, becomes Pakistan's 13th president, replacing Mamnoon Hussain.The election of the PTI marks the end of decades of rotating leadership between the ousted Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), punctuated by periods of army rule.
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