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Standoff over poll delay in Pakistan

January 1, 2008
By CHRIS BRUMMITT, Associated Press 

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan – Parliamentary elections in Pakistan appeared set to be postponed by several weeks despite opposition demands they go ahead as planned on Jan. 8, officials said, setting up a new political standoff after Benazir Bhutto‘s assassination.

 

A Pakistani election official said Tuesday “it looks impossible” for the country to hold elections as scheduled in the wake of the violence that followed the assassination.

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