February 18, 2008 - In parliamentary elections, Sharif's party Pakistan Muslim League-N wins 67 seats, placing second to the party of the late Benazir Bhutto, the PPP.
February 20, 2008 - The PPP and the Pakistan Muslim League-N announce that they will form a coalition government.
August 25, 2008 - At a press conference, Sharif announces his party, the Pakistan Muslim League-N, is splitting from the coalition government it formed with the PPP, following disagreements over the reinstatement of judges Musharraf dismissed.
May 26, 2009 - The Supreme Court of Pakistan rules that Sharif is eligible to run in elections and hold public office. In February 2009 the court had ruled that Sharif was ineligible for office because he had a criminal conviction. He is still ineligible to run for prime minister due to term limits.
July 17, 2009 - Pakistan's Supreme Court clears Sharif of hijacking charges, paving the way for him to legally run for office.
April 19, 2010 - Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari voluntarily signs the 18th Amendment to the constitution, significantly diminishing his powers. Among the sweeping changes is a measure that removes the two term limit for prime ministers, allowing Sharif to vie for a third term.
May 11, 2013 - According to unofficial election results, Sharif's party, the Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N), has won most of the seats in the National Assembly.