ISLAMABAD - In the emerging tense and compelling situation, PPP-led ruling alliance is trying to woo 'like-minded' MPs from FATA, PML-Q and independents in a bid to muster maximum support for the success of Asif Ali Zardari in the upcoming Presidential poll, taking place on September 6, 2008. TheNation learnt on Friday that none of the three nominees of PPP, PML-N and PML-Q was likely to withdraw from the race, thus pushing the ruling PPP to seek support of maximum like-minded MNAs and Senators and independents from FATA and PML-Q. Well-placed political sources revealed that PPP-PML-N has cut an underhand deal to inflect fatal blow to the former ruling party, MPL-Q, by wooing its members to their sides in the impending election. PPP Co-Chairman and Presidential nominee Asif Zardari has assigned the task to his party to secure at least 55 per cent of the total votes and that was possible only with the help of like-minded MPs from FATA and PML-Q. Other major parties, MQM, ANP, JUI-F and PML-F, have already announced to support Asif Zardari for the slot of President of Pakistan. Sources in the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) said that a candidate need minimum 352 votes from the Electoral College that consists of National Assembly, Senate and four provincial assemblies to win the election. In the emerging triangular contest, PPP is eying 370 votes while PML-N is expected to bag over 145 votes while PML-Q nominee is upbeat to secure maximum votes other than that of 115 of his party. Pundits predict that none of the two nominees of the PML-N and PML-Q could win the elections individually or together. They also say that PML-N would be safely securing some votes of Jammat-i-Islami and members of PML-Q's forward block in the Punjab Assembly. However, pundits predicted that PML-Q nominee in race would lose majority votes of even his own party.