Pakistan Peoples Party candidate Chaudhry Abdul Majeed won after securing 35 votes. His opponent, Pakistan Muslim League nominee Farooq Haider received11 votes.
This is the third time that PPPP has managed to form the government in AJK in 15 years.
Chaudhry Abdul Majeed has long since been a worker of PPPP. He started his political career with Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto and was also close to Benazir Bhutto.