A vote will be held on Monday to elect a new president.

Imran Khan speaks in Islamabad to his supporters.T. MUGHALEFE
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The Government of the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan, fell today after losing a no-confidence vote against him, making the former cricketer the first ruler in the history of that country to be expelled of power by Parliament. There will be a vote on Monday. to elect a new president

The motion of censure presented by the opposition was approved with the vote in favor of 174 of the 342 legislators who make up the National Assembly (Lower House).

In total “174 members have registered their vote in favor of the resolution, consequently, the resolution for the motion of censure against Imran Khan, the Prime Minister of Pakistan, has been approved by a majority”, announced Ayaz Sadiq, who presided over the vote.

According to the spokeswoman for the main opposition party, the Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N),Maryam Aurangzeb, Sadiq was unable to cast his vote because he is presiding over the session, and the votes of the dissenting members of the Khan formation, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI).

“A new dawn is coming, a new day is coming, and the prayers of millions of Pakistanis have been heard by Allah. We will not avenge anyone, we will not send any innocent to jail but the law will break through,” opposition leader Shehbaz Sharif told the camera after the announcement of the result.

“There will be a rule of law” added the opponent who is emerging as a candidate to take the position of Khan.

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf voters this Sunday.
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf voters this Sunday.Aamir QureshiAFP

The session that began at 10:30 a.m. (4:30 GMT) faced several delays promoted by Khan’s allies, with party meetings, pauses, and lengthy speeches, which was seen as a government tactic to delay the vote.

The vote began at midnight just after the president of the National Assembly of Pakistan, Assad Qaiser, He would present his resignation to the plenary session alleging that he could not be part of a foreign conspiracy.

Khan, who had already managed to prevent the vote on the motion from taking place a week ago, has claimed to have evidence of the conspiracy, of which he pointed directly to USA, after his trip to Moscow to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin, a meeting that coincided with the invasion of Ukraine.

according to this Washington was behind the opponents’ movement to dethrone Khan, in retaliation for his trip to Moscow.


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