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A senior ruling party leader who is also a federal cabinet member informed The Nation that obviously the slot of Deputy Chairman would be doled out to a person from a smaller province as the PML-N candidate for the slot of Chairman Senate would be from Punjab.

Pakistan's Muslim League-Nawaz extended its hold over parliament, with a secret ballot seeing the party win a majority in the senate and upper house.

With allied parties and MPs, the PML-N will now dominate parliament.

Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, chief of PPP, in his twitter message, said it was victory of democracy. "Senate elections yet again witnessed shameful horse trading where MPAs bought and sold their votes as country witnessed this sale of their "elected" people to highest bidder".

Strict security measures have been taken and paramilitary Rangers and Frontier Corps personnel and police have been deployed outside buildings of parliament house and the four provincial assemblies, which have been declared as the polling stations.

The Senate has 104 members elected for six years but half of them retire every three years on completion of term.

The 52 Senators retiring this month were elected in 2012.

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New Senators are elected indirectly by provincial and national assemblies through proportional representation.

The PPP stood second with 20 members in the upper house. Those candidates, who will be running as "independents" are expected to pledge their allegiance to the PML-N if they are elected to the Senate, according to PML-N officials.

PML-N has not spoken about amending the constitution, but it has been on a collision course with the judiciary since the Supreme Court ousted Sharif from power.

In this regard, Mushahid Hussain Sayed has been given the responsibility to contact MQM-P and PML-F while KP PML-N President Amir Muqam has been directed to meet the leadership of Jamaat-e-Islami. Unlike the last senate elections in 2015, lawmakers were not even allowed to take their phones into the assemblies during the vote.

PPP leaders meeting independent senators from FATA.

National Assembly Speaker Ayaz Sadiq cast the first vote in the elections while Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi also arrived in the assembly to cast his ballot.

Imran Khan had said his party would work to introduce direct elections for senators to root out corruption and use of money.

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