Khan was forced to resign as prime minister on Sunday after losing confidence in the vote.
Shahbaz Sharif, 70, is the leader of the (centre-right) Pakistan Muslim League, and he faced off against Shah Mahmood Qureshi, a former foreign minister and close ally of Khan. The latter, however, was practically without a chance.
Sharif’s first task will be to form a coalition government with the left-leaning Pakistan People’s Party and the conservative JUI-F party, which has a long history of bitter rivalry behind it.
The risk that the two sides will end up tense with each other until the 2023 elections is considered high.
for the new prime minister Then he awaits a delicate mission in Pakistan characterized by high inflation, a falling currency, ample government debt and an ousted Khan who is likely to pose problems on the sidelines. The former PTI party of the cricket star would not in practice accept the removal of his leader, instead it was claimed that it was a “regime change” implemented on behalf of the United States.
In addition, the country has been plagued by the growing Taliban who breathe the morning air after the Taliban took power in Afghanistan last year.
Politics in Pakistan is notoriously turbulent and no prime minister has ever served a full term. Imran Khan was the first to be ousted after a vote of no confidence.
In a letter after the vote Sharif accused the outgoing government of mismanaging the economy. He said it would be a big challenge to get things right, he says BBC.
“If we are to rescue the sinking ship, we all need serious work, unity, unity and unity,” he told Parliament. Reuters.
He also talked about improving relations with India and China.
– He said we want good relations with India, but lasting peace is not possible without a solution in Kashmir, referring to the region in which the two countries fought several wars.
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