Supporters of Nawaz Sharif celebrate in Lahore. 12 May 2013
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Pakistan election: Sharif poised to take over as PM

Nawaz Sharif appears on course to secure a majority in Pakistan's parliament and form the next government, after claiming victory in Saturday's election.

Unofficial results suggest his Pakistan Muslim League has won easily, though he has reportedly opened talks with independents to guarantee a majority.

He has already been congratulated by Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

Mr Sharif is set to become prime minister for the third time.

Mike Wooldridge reports.

  • 13 May 2013
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