Ahmed Rashid: Elections hold key to stability in south Asia

from FT:

Two upcoming elections will be critical for the future stability of south and central Asia and for the continuing success in the struggle to defeat Islamic extremism.

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The first are the parliamentary elections in Pakistan scheduled for next spring to elect a new government. In the next few weeks President Asif Ali Zardari and the opposition have to agree to a neutral caretaker government that would be in place for three months and would be responsible for holding the elections. Read more


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