Nawaz Sharif's PML-N has simple majority with inclusion of 18 independents.
The independent MNA-elects announced to join the ruling party in waiting before the Election Commission's allotted time expired on Sunday, reports The Dawn.
The PML-N had bagged 126 National Assembly seats in the general elections and now with 18 independents, the party has a total of 144 seats. With 37 potential reserved seats for women and minorities, the party's total strength in the NA is expected to reach 181.
For simple majority in the National Assembly, the PML-N needed only 172 seats.
Meanwhile, the party has nominated its chief Nawaz Sharif for the prime minister's slot for the third time. ( ANI )
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|Date:||May 27, 2013|
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