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US State Department expects ‘some’ fraud in Pakistan polls

January 30, 2008

WASHINGTON (AFP) – The US State Department said Tuesday it expected Pakistan‘s upcoming elections to be tainted and called on all groups, including international monitors, to make sure they were credible.

Assistant Secretary of State Richard Boucher, seen here on 23 ...

Assistant Secretary of State Richard Boucher, seen here on 23 January 2008, said Tuesday it expected Pakistan’s upcoming elections to be tainted and called on all groups, including international monitors, to make sure they were credible.(AFP/File/Bronwen Roberts)
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 “We don’t necessarily accept a certain level of fraud but if history is any guide and reports are any guide, we should expect some,” Assistant Secretary of State Richard Boucher said at a Congressional hearing on the February 18 polls.Citing a group of Pakistani election observers, the State Department’s pointman for South Asia told lawmakers….

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http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20080129/
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Pakistan's President Pervez Musharraf makes a point during a ...
Pakistan’s President Musharraf

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