As the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) released results of general election 2018, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) stood victoriously after bagging National Assembly seats 116 seats with a total of 16.85 million of the popular vote out of a total of 52.8 million votes cast on July 25.
The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), which came second with 64 seats, got 12.89 million votes while the Pakistan People Party Parliamentarians, ranking third with 43 seats, grabbed 6.89 million votes of the total votes cast.
As far as the provincial breakup goes, PTI was the most popular party in two out of the four provinces, Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP). In Punjab alone, PTI got 11.1 million votes, while in KP it got 2.1 million votes. PTI was the third and fourth largest party in Sindh and Balochistan respectively.
The PML-N, on the other hand, lost its throne in Punjab and came in second, grabbing 10.5 million votes, while PPP was the most popular party in Sindh with 3.8 million votes.
The most popular party of Balochistan was Balochistan Awami Party with 0.43 million votes, while the MMA was the second biggest party.
The Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal bagged the fourth highest number of votes nationally with 2.5 million votes, and the newly formed Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan got 2.1 million votes nationally, becoming the fifth largest party.