The ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) candidate, Arif Alvi on September 4, 2018 won the Pakistan Presidential Election 2018, defeating his two rival candidates Fazal-ur-Rehman and Aitzaz Ahsan. Fazal-ur-Rehman is the joint candidate of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz and some other opposition groups, while, Aitzaz Ahsan belongs to the Pakistan Peoples Party.
Alvi will replace incumbent President Mamnoon Hussain as the 13th President of Pakistan. Hussain’s five-year term will end on September 8, 2018. Before taking oath as the President of the country, Alvi will have to resign from the National Assembly.
Alvi won the election by fetching 353 votes, while, his rivals Fazal-ur-Rehman and Aitzaz Ahsan got 185 and 124 votes, respectively. Alvi secured 212 votes in the joint session of the two houses of the parliament; 45 votes from Balochistan province; 41 from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province; 33 votes from Punjab province; and 22 votes from Sindh province.