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Pakistan's embattled PM ousted in no-confidence vote

Imran Khan
Posted at 6:10 AM, Apr 10, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-10 11:46:38-04

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan’s political opposition has toppled Prime Minister Imran Khan in a no-confidence vote in Parliament after several political allies and a key party in his ruling coalition deserted him.

The vote took place early Sunday. The opposition which spans the political spectrum from leftists to religious radicals, will form a new government.

The head of one of the largest parties, a brother of disgraced former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, is likely to take over as prime minister if confirmed in a vote Monday. Khan has called for nationawide rallies in his support, in apparent hopes of creating momentum for holding early elections.