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Sharif wins third Pakistan term

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ISLAMABAD - Nawaz Sharif was Sunday poised to form the next government in Pakistan after declaring election victory, but was facing an uphill task in forming a coalition and tackling the country's major problems. 

Pakistan's former and future PM Nawaz Sharif waves to supporters. (AP photo)

The partial, unofficial results represented a stunning comeback for a man deposed in a 1999 military coup, after nearly 60 per cent of the 86 million electorate turned out to vote, defying polling day attacks that left 24 dead.

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