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Shehbaz Sharif: Pakistan’s parliament votes in new prime minister after Imran Khan ousted

Sharif, the leader of the Pakistan Muslim League-N party and younger brother of three-time prime minister Nawaz Sharif, received 174 out of 342 votes in Monday’s vote in parliament and is set to serve as prime minister until the next general election, which is expected to take place in 2023.

All of Khan’s lawmakers from the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party resigned en masse in protest ahead of Monday’s vote, and there will now have to be urgent elections to replace them. Following the vote, Khan called on his supporters to take to the streets. His next rally is scheduled for April 16 in Karachi, the largest city in Pakistan.

In a speech to parliament ahead of his swearing in, Sharif spoke of unity across the country, including his coalition government.

He said he would introduce a 10% increase in pensions and raise the monthly minimum wage rate to Rs 25,000 — equivalent to US $136 per…

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