Violence Mutes Campaigning Ahead Of Pakistani Elections
By: Steve Inskeep and Julie McCarthy
May 8, 2013
Pakistan has seen its share of wild political events: military coups, uprisings against dictators and even the occasional flash of democracy. But it has never seen this: An elected government has finished a full term, and is about to be replaced by another elected government in elections this weekend. The threat of attacks, however, has shut down large public rallies.
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