Imran will be contesting the election against Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif who lost the support of Pakistan Peoples Party a day prior to the election. If the MMA votes for Shehbaz, he is expected to receive 97 votes.
“This is a major event in the history of Pakistan. This just isn’t the change of a prime minister but rather the change of an entire order,” Chaudhry told reporters.
He added that for the first time 60 per cent of parliamentarians were new to the assembly.