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Pak's PML-Q member elected as new Balochistan CM

Press Trust of India  |  Islamabad 

Pakistan's ruling PML-N today suffered an embarrassing loss in at the hands of its rival party whose member was elected as the southwestern state's new

Bizenjo from Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) is the former of the assembly and played role in the ouster of Zehri. His party had just five members in the house of 65.

Bizenjo secured 41 votes while his rival Syed Agha Liaquat Ali of got 13 votes, Radio reported.

The ruling Muslim League-Nawaz despite having 21 members in the assembly could not create consensus on the of the house and several of its members voted for Bizenjo, the candidate of the rival party.

Bizenjo was sworn in as the and the oath was administered at House. His cabinet took oath the same day, which was also administered by the

Balochistan's former on Tuesday resigned from his post ahead of a no confidence motion against him in the provincial assembly, amid speculation of horse trading.

Assembly announced Bizenjo's victory after the process of voting formally ended.

Bizenjo was elected as member in 2013 elections from Awaran region of Balochistan.

It augurs bad for the ruling party ahead of general election scheduled to be held after June.

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First Published: Sat, January 13 2018. 18:15 IST