"Both parties are challenging the existing political forces, and are actually a vote of no confidence in their ability to express the wishes of the masses," said an editorial.

It said that both AAP and PTI enjoy the support of youth and people belonging to middle class.

"The similarities of the PTI and AAP are too many to be missed. Both are parties from outside the normal political spectrum, with the support base of urban youth and the middle class," the editorial said.

Both parties preside over a provincial government. AAP rules Delhi and PTI governs the Kyber-Pakhtunkhwa province, it said. The PTI is also the main opposition in Punjab.

The editorial also said that the AAP's success has inspired many politicians everywhere. In Pakistan, perhaps its greatest admirer is PTI's chairperson Imran Khan.


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