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Brother of ousted Pakistani PM seen as successor

22:16 EDT 28 Jul 2017 | Yahoo News

Brother of ousted Pakistani PM seen as successorBy Drazen Jorgic ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan's ruling party plans to appoint the brother of ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif as his successor to fight the 2018 general elections, local media reported on Saturday, but will first have to appoint an interim prime minister. Shahbaz Sharif, 65, the chief minister of the vast Punjab province that accounts for more than half of Pakistan's 190 million people, will need to be first elected to the national assembly before he can take over as leader of the country. Nawaz Sharif's resignation on Friday has plunged the nuclear-armed nation into political turmoil after several years of relative stability.


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