Pakistani Lawmakers Elect Next President

Mamnoon Hussain


Pakistan's lawmakers on Tuesday elected Mamnoon Hussain, a little-known industrialist and loyalist of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, as their country's 12th president, state television announced.

Mr. Hussain's victory followed a vote in the national and regional legislatures earlier in the day that had been devoid of tension because Mr. Hussain, a businessman from Karachi, had been widely expected to win.