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Ex-Pakistani leader forms government as votes tallied

Finance minister named; protests allege fraud

LONDON — Nawaz Sharif, former prime minister, moved confidently to form a government in Pakistan on Monday, announcing the next finance minister even as votes from Saturday’s election were still being tallied and protests continued over alleged vote rigging in some cities.

Sharif’s confidence stemmed from his resounding electoral victory, which confounded analysts’ predictions of a stronger showing for his rival, the former cricket star Imran Khan.

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