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Pakistan general election 2013
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If all goes well, Pakistan’s 11 May general election will be historic – for the first time a civilian government has served its full term without being toppled by the military or brought down by crisis. But Pakistan still has problems – corruption, power cuts, poverty, sectarian violence, Taliban insurgency and unscrupulous politicians. Tony Cross reports on the poll for RFI.

13/05/2013 - Report: Pakistan elections 2013

Nawaz Sharif to recruit independents to avoid new Pakistan coalition government

Pakistan’s general election has seen a swing to the Pakistan Muslim League-N which has secured its leader Nawaz Sharif a third stint as prime minister.
13/05/2013 - Report: Pakistan elections 2013

Pakistan election losers claim widespread fraud

Losing parties in Pakistan’s general election are claiming widespread fraud, as former Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) leader Nawaz Sharif tries to put together a coalition government.

PML-N supporters celebrate victory at Nawaz Sharif's HQ on Saturday night
12/05/2013 - Report: Pakistan elections 2013

Nawaz Sharif set to return as Pakistani PM, will Imran Khan join government?

Nawaz Sharif expects to be Pakistan‘s prime minister for the third time after claiming victory in Saturday’s general election.
Voters wait to cast their ballots in Sher Shah Colony, a village outside Lahore
11/05/2013 - Report: Pakistan elections 2013

Big support for Imran Khan as Pakistanis vote for change

Voter turnout is high in most parts of Pakistan on a historic election day, that could see Imran Khan’s PTI party score unexpectedly well.
10/05/2013 - Report: Pakistan elections 2013

Slideshow: Pakistan’s general election

Pakistan’s 2013 election has been a dramatic affair – more than 100 killed in poilitical violence, candidate Imran Khan hospitalised by an accident at a rally, a former prime ...
Robinson accuses top Punjabi politicians of involvement in attacks on Christians
10/05/2013 - Report: Pakistan elections 2013

Pakistan’s religious minorities confront violence and discrimination

The death toll of more than 100 during Pakistan’s general election campaign has drawn attention to the political violence that is part of the country’s life.
Mahbano is standing for the secular MQM in Lahore
10/05/2013 - Report: Pakistan elections 2013

Record number of women fight to be heard in Pakistani election

Saturday’s general election in Pakistan will see a 129.8 per cent rise in the number of women candidates compared to the previous elections in 2008.
Flames billow out of the Lahore Development Authority offices
09/05/2013 - Report: Pakistan elections 2013

At least five dead in giant Lahore blaze

At least five people are reported dead in a fire in a local government building in the Pakistani city of Lahore. Rescue services struggled with the blaze for several hours.

Two supporters brandish a PTI poster outside the Shaukat Hanum hospital
09/05/2013 - Report: Pakistan elections 2013

Anxious Imran Khan fans stake out Lahore hospital, hope for PTI sympathy vote

Cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan, who is challenging Pakistan’s established parties in Saturday’s general election, spent the last day of campaigning in hospital Thursday, after ...
Lawyers shouting anti-Musharraf slogans as the former military leader was being taken to court in April.
08/05/2013 - Report: Pakistan elections 2013

Pakistan’s judges – whose side are they on?

Pakistanis go to the polls on Saturday and the former ruling party, the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) is having a tough fight holding onto power.
PPP candidate Aziz ur Rehman chan claims the Taliban want revenge for the previous government's offensives against their fighters
07/05/2013 - Report: Pakistan elections 2013

Polls suggest record turnout in Pakistan election despite campaign bombings

At least 87 people have been killed during campaigning for Pakistan’s general election to be held on 11 May, with the bombing of an Islamic party meeting on Monday killing 18.
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