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Pakistani nation is rejoicing, but the veterans are still very apprehensive and they are asking themselves that whether President Musharraf will accept the results or not. PML-Q, according to unconfirmed reports have accepted the result, but they are meaningless now as they were before, and all the focus is on President Musharraf.

 

President Musharraf, though has said that he is ready to work with anybody who comes to power but we know how the things have been in the last 8 years, and if the results are not accepted , then the restive situation in Pakistan will be visible with full power, and that would be very devastating for the country.

 

Now, as Musharraf has lost the support of lotas, and they were big lotas like head lota Chaudhary Shujaat, and then other bigwigs like Sheikh Rashid, Rao Sikander Iqbal, Chaudhary Shahbaz, Sher Afgun, Liaqat Jatoi and many others, it would be hard for ex-generallissmo to act tough now.

 

PPP = Pakistan peoples party (led until recently by the late Benazir Bhutto)

PML-N = Pakistan Muslim League - Nawaz Group (the original party that still follows Nawaz sharif.)

PML-Q = Pakistan Muslim League - Qaid Group (the splinterd shard that still follows Musharraf.)

ANP = Awami National Party (Led by Asfandyar Wali)

MQM = Muttahida Qomi Party (Led by Altaf Hussain)

 

now the top parts are the seat location.

NA : National Assembly (the party with majority here will pick the next Prime Minister)

PP : Province of Punjab (provincial assembly)

PS : Province of Sindh (provincial assembly)

PF : Province of NWFP (aka Sarhad) (provincial assembly)

PB : Province of Balochistan (provincial assembly)

 

PPP - NA = 88

PPP - PP = 77

PPP - PS = 66

PPP - PF = 18

PPP - PB = 7

 

PML-N - NA = 66

PML-N - PP = 102

PML-N - PS = 0

PML-N - PF = 4

PML-N - PB = 0

 

PML-Q - NA = 38

PML-Q - PP = 64

PML-Q - PS = 10

PML-Q - PF = 4

PML-Q - PB = 17

 

ANP - NA = 10

ANP - PP = 0

ANP - PS = 2

ANP - PF = 29

ANP - PB = 2

 

MQM - NA = 19

MQM - PP = 0

MQM - PS = 36

MQM - PF = 0

MQM - PB = 0

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Almost all the leading figures in the Pakistan Muslim League-Q, the party that has governed for the last five years under Mr. Musharraf, lost their seats while the two main opposition parties appeared to have swept the vote. But neither party is expected to win an outright majority, setting the stage for a coalition government. Following Musharraf's imposition of emergency rule in November and the assassination of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto in December, yesterday's elections were not expected to go smoothly due to security concerns and the weakened state of Pakistan's democratic institutions. With fear of violence prevalent, voters did not turn out in large numbers yesterday, but compared to expectations, the level of violence was relatively low as ten people were killed and 70 injured around the country. Nonetheless, the Election Commission of Pakistan declared the elections free and fair and all the parties are "already coming to terms" with the results, which are being interpreted as "a repudiation of Mr. Musharraf as well as the Bush administration."

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