Sharif forms government after Pakistan poll

Having been toppled in a 1999 military coup, jailed and exiled, Pakistan‘s Nawaz Sharif has now made a triumphant election comeback and looks set to form a stable government capable of implementing reforms needed to rescue the country’s fragile economy.

Sharif may not have won enough seats to rule on his own but has built up enough momentum to avoid having to form a coalition with his main rivals, former cricketer Imran Khan’s Tehrik-i-Insaf (PTI) and the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP).

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Newsletter 31 May 2013