Pakistan Government Loses Key Elections After Raising Gasoline Prices – The Wall Street Journal

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ISLAMABAD—Pakistani politics were thrown into fresh turmoil Sunday when the new government lost a series of by-elections after imposing price rises on the population to secure a bailout from the International Monetary Fund.
The party of Imran Khan, which .css-1h1us5y-StyledLink{color:var(–interactive-text-color);-webkit-text-decoration:underline;text-decoration:underline;}.css-1h1us5y-StyledLink:hover{-webkit-text-decoration:none;text-decoration:none;}was ousted from power in April, swept Sunday’s by-elections, winning control of Punjab, the country’s most populous province. Mr. Khan, a former cricket star and former prime minister who is a fierce political campaigner, demanded that a general election be held immediately.
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