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Final Pakistan election vote count confirms big win for former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif

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    Former prime minister and leader of Pakistan Muslim League-N party, Nawaz Sharif, gestures while speaking to members of the media at his residence in Lahore, Pakistan, Monday, May 13, 2013. The Pakistani politician poised to become the country's next prime minister said Monday that Islamabad has "good relations" with the United States, but called the CIA's drone campaign in the country's tribal region a challenge to national sovereignty. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary) (The Associated Press)

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    A Pakistani girl, right, who was displaced with her family from Pakistan's tribal areas due to fighting between militants and the army, walks past an election banner showing former prime minister and leader of Pakistan Muslim League-N, Nawaz Sharif, and other members of his party, pasted on a rickshaw parked in a poor neighborhood on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, Monday, May 13, 2013. Nawaz Shari, the Pakistani politician poised to become the country's next prime minister said Monday that Islamabad has "good relations" with the United States, but called the CIA's drone campaign in the country's tribal region a challenge to national sovereignty. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen) (The Associated Press)

The final vote count from Pakistan's national elections has confirmed a big win for former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's party.

The figures released by the country's election commission on Tuesday show that Sharif's Pakistan Muslim League-N party will likely get a majority in the national assembly, setting him up to be prime minister for the third time.

The commission says Sharif's party won 123 of the 272 directly elected national assembly seats.

Independent candidates who normally join the party that forms the government won 25 seats. The combination would give Sharif's party more than the 137 directly elected seats they need to have a majority.

The commission says outgoing ruling Pakistan People's Party won 31 seats. The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party led by former cricket star Imran Khan won 26 seats.