Election comparison: PTI emerges as Pakistan's second largest party

Published: May 11, 2013

Activists of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) wave party flags as they drive through the streets during the general election in Rawalpindi on May 11, 2013. PHOTO: AFP

The PML-N is taking a clear lead in the elections as far as initial voter results show.

Below is a comparative look at how the major parties performed in terms of total votes, compared to total votes in 2013 as of 10:30pm:

The PTI has emerged as the second largest party in the elections, having grown in leaps and bounds over its 109,616 total votes in 2002.

Reader Comments (9)

  • osman
    May 11, 2013 - 10:46PM

    you cant blame saad rafique for 2.2 million votes :p

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  • JC
    May 11, 2013 - 10:48PM

    NO PTI are now the biggest party in Pakistan, PML-N only has a presence in Punjab, they have no support outside of Punjab, whereas PTI has support everywhere.
    Out of PMLNs 117 seats so far, they won 115 in Punjab, whereas PTI have won everywhere.

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  • I.kash
    May 11, 2013 - 10:53PM

    A single step of man a giant leap for mankind…….imran khan is best

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  • Ch. Allah Daad
    May 11, 2013 - 11:04PM

    Just for few hours of this night.

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  • Pakistani
    May 11, 2013 - 11:21PM

    ET , very biased btw…

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  • Pakistani
    May 11, 2013 - 11:21PM

    total votes count for nothing , its the seats

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  • Ishrat salim
    May 12, 2013 - 1:40AM

    PML N has won election…PTI has won the hearts of the nation…..if today expats were allowed to vote….PTI would have been victorious…..

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  • AAB
    May 12, 2013 - 3:34AM

    Winning by getting winnable candidates is not winning. Only people with minimum IQ and EQ would call such party a party. PTI has now become an institution imran khan needs to create more leaders…Its a start for PTI not the end

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  • Mirza
    May 12, 2013 - 10:08AM

    Popular votes do matter even if not win seats in that proportion. However, the totals above are too early to take as final. The historic fact it is PML-N’s turn and the voters have spoken. Let us not make excuses and belittle the poor Pakistanis vs. the overseas and urban vs rural vs uneducated, etc. It is this arrogance that most native Pakistani cannot relate with PTI and its foreign bred and alien looking and talking party. PTI has emerged as the largest party in one province KPK. They have no presence in the second largest province of Sindh and Baluchistan. After the trough drubbing in Punjab the moment of sun for PTI is gone.
    The more positive way to do is respect the verdict of people with open mind and avail the chance to prove their worth in KPK. All the promises by both the rightwing parties supported by PTI now have a chance to eliminate terrorism and stop drone attacks. Both Sharif and IK have the chance to fulfill their election promises. There is no difference in their policies and promises on the terrorism issue.

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