The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and its supporters were taken aback by the results of the Punjab by-elections and the question “Can Hamza still become Punjab’s CM” is resonating in their minds, but they also saw a bright future for Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) in approaching elections.
Results (as of now) show that PML-N only succeeded in winning four seats in its well-liked province. Nearly 75% of the Punjabi constituencies (15 seats) went to PTI, and one seat was won by an independent candidate.
It is important to note that the PTI and Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) together had 173 members prior to the by-elections. The parties only needed 186 seats in the Punjab Assembly (PA), but now, with 15 extra seats, they have 188. The new ruling coalition is likely to include the winning independent MPA.
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The current ruling coalition, which consists of the PML-N, the PPP, and others, has 179 members.
Due to the resignations of Mian Jaleel Sharaqpuri and Faisal Niazi, two PML-N MPA positions are now open. It’s doubtful that MPA Chaudhry Nisar will support any of the contenders.