Top leaders of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) have engaged in discussions regarding a new power-sharing arrangement following a split verdict in the recent elections, indicating efforts to form a coalition government gaining momentum. Despite independent candidates, largely supported by Imran Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) party, securing the most seats in Parliament, uncertainties loom over the composition of Pakistan's next government.
None of the major parties—PML-N, PPP, or PTI—have clinched the necessary majority in the National Assembly, necessitating coalition formations.
According to news agency PTI's report, the proposed power-sharing talks between PML-N and PPP involve a unique arrangement where a prime ministerial term would be divided between the two parties. "It has been proposed that a PML-N candidate will serve as prime minister for three years and PPP’s leader for two years," a source familiar with the discussions revealed, as per the report.