>> Cricket legend turned politician, Imran Khan, will be Pakistan's next prime minister. The former ruling party conceded on Friday, after initially disputing the results, saying the numbers were rigged. Khan's arch rival, the next prime minister Nawaz Sharif, is in prison on corruption charges. Khan had already declared victory in a televised speech on Thursday.
> God has given me the opportunity that I've dreamt of, a dream for Pakistan.>> Reuters Drazen Jorgic has more.>> The question is what happens next. After the 2013 poll, Imran Khan who at the time finished third, he disputed the results himself and said there had been rigging and took to the streets.
He basically paralyzed the capital Islamabad for several months, and paralyzed the government at the same time. That crisis would finish peacefully. However, it's not clear what's gonna happen this time. The opposition or the outgoing ruling party has suggested they doesn't have plans to go in the streets. However, one of the smaller but very powerful religious parties has suggested they may actually decide to go and have street protests in coming days.
>> Claims of vote rigging followed a bitter campaign in which Pakistan's powerful military was accused of swaying the race in Khan's favor. An EU monitoring team said Friday that it found the campaign was not a, quote, level playing field for all parties. Wednesday's vote further tarnished by an Islamic State suicide bombing that killed dozens at a polling station in Quetta.
Khan has pledged to investigate opposition claims of vote rigging and he'll now have to stitch together a coalition.