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Presidential poll: ‘Dentist elected to a toothless office’

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) Dr Arif Alvi was elected as the 13th president of the country on Tuesday after contesting against joint opposition candidate Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman and Aitzaz Ahsan of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP).

After the total valid votes were treated according to the provision of paragraph 18 of the Second Schedule of the Constitution, Alvi secured 353 votes, Rehman bagged 185, while Ahsan’s tally stood at 124.

Reacting to Alvi’s election as the president, social media users took to Twitter in a bid to express their views.

“We congratulate Asif Ali Zardari over Dr Arif Alvi’s election as the president,” wrote another user.


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