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Topic - Mehdi Hasan
Former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif looked set Sunday to return to power for a third term, with an overwhelming election tally that just weeks ago seemed out of reach for a man who had been ousted in a coup and was exiled abroad before clawing his way back as an opposition leader.
Bahrain's opposition wants the nation's rulers to guarantee they will back up their conciliatory words with actions, a Shi'ite leader said Sunday as he and other activists weighed the regime's offer for talks after nearly a week of protests and deadly clashes that have divided the Gulf nation.
"If there is a heavy mandate from Punjab, particularly, the smaller provinces will complain that Punjab is exploiting him," said Mr. Hasan, the political analyst.
"It's clear that Nawaz Sharif will form the federal government," political analyst Mehdi Hasan said.