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The cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan will become the next prime minister of Pakistan. The vote count was completed three days after the election on July 25, and Khan led his party, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), to victory. A party – or a coalition of parties – requires the support of at least 137 members of the National Assembly to be called upon to form a government. Khan is close to achieving that goal. Altogether, 106 million voters were registered to elect the next National Assembly and four provincial assemblies.The electorate chose 270 members of the National Assembly.In addition to the PTI, which Khan founded in 1996, two other parties have mass followings.The PML-N won the 2013 election, with Sharif becoming prime minister.Pakistan has one of the world's youngest populations, with a median age of just 25 years, and migration of young men to large cities has swelled the share of young people in places such as Karachi and Lahore to 70-75 percent.A consensus has developed that Khan was the military's favorite.
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