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It is time for Trump to concede: Obama

WASHINGTON: It’s time for US President Donald Trump to concede to President-elect Joe Biden, as there is no scenario to reverse the outcome of the election, his predecessor Barack Obama has said.Trump, who is refusing to concede, has 232 electoral college votes. He has challenged the election results in various states including Pennsylvania, Nevada, Michigan, Georgia and Arizona. He had demanded a recount in Wisconsin.In all these states, he alleged there were massive voters’ fraud and electoral malpractice.Biden has 306 of the 538 electoral college votes, well above the halfway mark of 270.“Absolutely,” Obama told 60 Minutes of the CBNS News in an interview aired Sunday when asked if in his view, it is time for Trump to concede.“Well, I mean, I think it was time for him to concede probably– the day after the election– or at the latest, two days after the election. When you look at the numbers objectively, Joe Biden will have won handily. There is no scenario in which any of those states would turn the other way, and certainly not enough to reverse the outcome of the election,” Obama said.More than the courtesy of a concession, the Trump White House is declining to free

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Ruling PTI wins most seats in Gilgit-Baltistan assembly election

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) on Monday won most of the seats in the legislative assembly election in Gilgit-Baltistan in northern Pakistan, keeping alive the tradition of success in the region by the party ruling the country.India has slammed Pakistan for its decision to hold elections in Gilgit-Baltistan and said any action to alter the status of the militarily-occupied region has no legal basis.Elections were held on 23 seats of the third legislative assembly on Sunday amidst tight security due to the threat of militancy.Unofficial results compiled by the various media outlets showed that PTI won at least 8 to 9 seats, but it was still well short of majority to form the government. However, it was in a position to form the government as 6-7 independent candidates also won.Geo TV reported that PTI won 8 seats, independent candidates 6, Pakistan People Party (PPP) 5, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) 2, Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam Fazl (JIU-F) and Majlis Wahdatul Muslimeen (MWM) 1 seat each.However, Dunya TV reported that PTI won 9 seats, independents 7, PPP 4, PML-N 2 and MWM 1 seat.The official results were still not known as election authorities may take some time to announce the final

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