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29/04/2013 - Pakistan elections 2013 - the parties

Awami National Party - Pashtun party seeks national role

As an ethnic-based party, the Awami National Party (ANP) can’t hope to lead the federal government.
28/04/2013 - Pakistan elections 2013 - the parties

Muttahida Quami Movement - trying to broaden its appeal

The Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) was the fourth largest party in the outgoing parliament and is powerful in Pakistan’s economic capital, Karachi.
28/04/2013 - Pakistan elections 2013 - the parties

The Pakistan Muslim League-Q - from Musharraf backers to PPP ally

The Pakistan Muslim League-Q was kicked out of office in the 2008 election, weakened by association with military ruler General Pervez Musharraf.
27/04/2013 - Pakistan elections 2013 - the parties

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf – former cricketer’s party could be game changer

A relatively new kid on the Pakistani political block, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) hopes its campaigns against corruption and national pride will bring electoral gains that have so far eluded ...
PML-N leader Nawaz Sharif
27/04/2013 - Pakistan elections 2013 - the parties

Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) - hoping for victory in 2013

Nawaz Sharif’s Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) has high hopes of the 2013 election.
Asif Ali Zardari (L) and Bilawal Bhutto
27/04/2013 - Pakistan elections 2013 - the parties

Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) - fighting to stay in power

The Pakistan People’s Party, standing under the banner of Pakistan People's Party Parliamentarians (PPPP), is trying to hold on to power after a bumpy ride at the head of the country for the ...
29/03/2013 - Analysis: France

Hollande enrages enemies, disappoints supporters in key TV interview

President François Hollande’s attempt to revive his flagging popularity in a long TV interview does not seem to have succeeded.
29/03/2013 - France

Right and hard left slam Hollande's TV appearance

Nearly eight million people watched President François Hollande’s lengthy interview with a star TV presenter on Thursday evening - lower than the almost 10 million who watched him last ...
27/03/2013 - France

Dali Pompidou exhibition beats all attendance records ... except his own

A massive 790,090 people visited the Salvador Dali exhibition at Paris’s Pompidou Centre, which closed on Monday night after a four-month run.
21/03/2013 - France

French government survives confidence vote despite minister's resignation

Jean-Marc Ayrault’s government survived a no-confidence vote in the French parliament on Tuesday. No surprises there