Shehbaz Sharif elected Pakistan's new premier

Baku, April 11, AZERTAC

Pakistan’s parliament on Monday elected former opposition leader Shehbaz Sharif as the country's new prime minister, according to Anadolu Agency.

Shehbaz, the younger brother of three-time former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, and a joint candidate of the combined opposition secured 174 votes in a 342-member lower legislative chamber, the National Assembly.

A minimum of 172 votes were required for a simple majority in the parliament.


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