The brother of ousted Pakistani prime minister Nawaz Sharif has been mooted as the former leader’s successor, fuelling speculation of nepotism within the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N). The ruling party anointed Shahbaz Sharif, but he will first have to be elected by the national assembly. Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, the former petroleum minister will serve as interim leader until the vote is held. Opposition leader Imran Khan condemned the move as undemocratic.

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