Party ahead, ex-premier claims win in Pakistan

Posted: May 12, 2013 at 5:04 a.m.

Pakistani women wait Saturday to enter a polling station on the outskirts of Islamabad. Voters turned out in large numbers despite attacks on candidates, party workers and voters that left scores of people dead.

Former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif declared victory after a historic election marred by violence Saturday, as unofficial, partial vote counts showed his party with an overwhelming lead.

Pakistanis go to polls, election marred by bombs

Defying threats of violence, Pakistanis streamed to the polls Saturday for a historic vote. But militant attacks that killed 22 people underlined the risks many people took just casting their ballots. (May 11) (By The Associated Press)
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Nawaz Sharif, former Pakistani prime minister and leader of the Pakistani Muslim League-N Party, speaks to supporters Saturday at a party office in La...

A Pakistani paramilitary soldier checks voters before they enter a polling place Saturday in Karachi.

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