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Pakistan Swears in New Parliament

Pakistan swore in newly-elected members of the National Assembly on Saturday, marking the first-ever democratic transition of power in the 66-year history of the country.

Speaker of the National Assembly Fehmida Mirza administered the oath to lawmakers in a ceremony broadcast live on television.

The new assembly will have to deal with massive energy shortages, a badly-ailing economy and rampant militant activity by the Taliban and other extremists.

Prime Minister-elect Nawaz Sharif's Pakistan Muslim League-N will command 177 of the 342 seats in the assembly, giving it significant leverage to push through his policies.

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