Legendary cricketer Imran Khan inching closer to Pakistan’s Premiership

Imran Khan of Pakistan during the Pakistan tour of the British Isles in 1987. (Photo by Patrick Eagar/Popperfoto/Getty Images)

July 26, 2018 (LBO) – Preliminary indications are that Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf is to emerge with the largest amount of seats in Pakistan’s parliament.  It is unlikely that his party will achieve an absolute majority in parliament, thus a coalition government will be necessary to govern.

The nuclear powered nation is home to almost 200 million people.  Its politics have been extremely unstable, marked by assassinations and military coups. According to election officials, final results are expected on Thursday evening.  Khan is expected to address the nation at around 2pm today.

Imran Khan’s political journey has been a long one spanning over two decades.  From being a candidate who was initially not taken seriously, to a leader who over the next several years has worked his way to the top.

Imran Khan’s victory in Pakistan is sure to add fuel to speculation that Sri Lanka’s Kumar Sangakkara may emerge as a serious presidential contender for elections due by 2020.

Kumar Sangakkara with other 2020 Presidential hopefuls, President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe