Rivals concede Pakistan election to Imran Khan; EU cites concerns
Pakistan’s major parties have conceded defeat in Pakistan’s July 25 elections that European Union monitors has indicated was not conducted fairly. The new Prime Minister Imran Khan, who has the support of the army, promised to investigate claims of vote-rigging. A failure of the electronic system has meant that vote tallying is now being done manually, pushing back official results to Friday. With 30% of the vote counted, Khan lead in 113 constituencies over the second place’s 66. This election marks the second civilian transfer of power since Pakistan’s formation seventy-one years ago.