Islamabad — Pakistan’s cricket legend Imran Khan declared victory on Thursday in a divisive general election marred by a long delay in ballot counting, at least one bomb attack and allegations of vote rigging by most opponents. "God has given me a chance to come to power to implement that ideology which I started 22 years ago," Khan, 65, said in a televised speech from his house near the capital Islamabad. But supporters of jailed former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said the vote count was rigged and called it an assault on democracy in a country that has a history of military rule. Khan called for "mutually beneficial" ties with Pakistan’s on-off ally the US, and offered an olive branch to arch-foe India, saying the two nations should resolve the long-simmering dispute over Kashmir. It is a stunning rise for an anti-corruption crusader who spent much of his political career on the fringes of Pakistani politics. The stock market shot up nearly 2% in early trading on relief that Khan ...

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