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ELECTIONS OF 1990

ELECTIONS OF 1990 The dismissal of Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto by President Ghulam Ishaq Khan in August 1990 led to another set of elections Elections to the National and Provincial Assemblies were held in October The elections pitted Bhutto’s Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) against Mian Nawaz Sharif’s Pakistan Muslim League The League fought the elections as a part of a rightwing alliance called the Islami Jamhuri Itehad (IJI) The IJI won the most seats in the National Assembly-105 compared with 45 by the PPP-though a narrow majority in a house of 206 members The IJI also obtained a majority in Punjab The Muhajir Qaumi Mahaz retained its support in the muhajir (refugee) dominated areas of Sindh The IJI-led governments were formed in Islamabad, the federal capital, with Nawaz Sharif as prime minister, and Lahore, the capital of Punjab

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