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Sixteen Pakistanis were killed and 10 were wounded in an IED attack on a vehicle carrying a wedding party in Matta, Swat. The Pakistan People's Party will nominate the next prime minister; Makhdoom Amin Fahim will likely be the new PM. The new government may result in a reduction of covert US strikes against al Qaeda leaders inside Pakistan.
The Pakistan People™s Party and the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz agreed to form a coalition government. The Awami National Party may be included in the government. Three Taliban fighters surrendered to a local peace council in Swat, and were later released.
The Pakistan People's Party is exploring forming a coalition government with the Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid and the Muttahida Qaumi Movement. The former railways minister said the Lal Masjid raid was responsible for the PML-Q's electoral defeat. Security forces arrested 75 suspected Taliban in Swat.
The Pakistan People's Party is set to win the election as both Musharraf and the pro-Taliban Muttahida Majlis-e-Amil suffered heavy defeats at the polls. The Awami National Party won the provincial election in the Northwest Frontier Province. Twenty-seven were killed in election day violence. The Wazir and Daur tribes signed a vague "agreement" with the North Waziristan political administration to oppose "extremism" and "terrorism."
The leader of President Musharraf's political party was defeated during today's elections. For updates on the election results by province and part, see Dawn's 2008 Election Results page. Twenty-three Pakistanis were killed and more than 200 wound in election-day violence.
A grand jirga of 286 tribal elders called for the reinstatement of the 2006 North Waziristan Accord. Nine Pakistanis were killed and 36 wounded in violence one day before elections. The death toll in the Feb. 16 suicide attack in Parachinar, Kurram rose to 47 as polls in the city were canceled. Baitullah Mehsud planned and financed the asassination of Benazir Bhutto, investigators say.
A suicide bombing outside a Pakistan People's Party political office in Kurram agency killed 37 and wounded over 100. A suicide bomber killed two and wounded 14 in an attack on an Army media center in Swat. Eight polling booths were bombed in Bajaur. Seventy-five Taliban surrendered in Swat. Police arrested a suicide bomber in Hyderbad.