>> An icon of Pakistan cricket who turned into an anti-corruption crusader has declared himself victor in that country's chaotic general election. The vote's been marred by violence and reports of widespread technical problems, but it looks set to make Imran Khan the country's next prime minister. He would inherit a nation struggling to fight widespread poverty, a worsening relationship with its ally, the United States, and multiple Islamist insurgencies.
31 were killed on election day in a bombing at a polling station, claimed by Islamic State.>>
> God willing, I will prove that all my policies will be about elevating the poor. Corruption has destroyed the institutions in Pakistan and corruption is a deterrent. Because of it, investment doesn't flow into the country.
>> It's a meteoric rise for the man who spent most of his civic career on the political fringe, if the vote stands. Khan's opposition says they'll reject the results. They're the party of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who was jailed on corruption charges when he returned to the country from London earlier this month.
They challenge the validity of votes tallied by hand due to those technical problems and also say Pakistan's military meddled in the election in Khan's favor. This is only the second civilian election in Pakistan's 71 year history. Pakistan's military has denied any involvement.