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Pakistan election: As the country heads to the polls, is it a democratic election or a soft coup?

  • Pakistan is on edge as voters go to the polls today in national elections.

If the vote goes smoothly, it’ll be only the second time since Pakistan became independent 70 years ago that power has been transferred peacefully from one government to another.

But there are fears of a creeping coup, amid accusations of military intervention.

  • Who is vying for power?

Deam 4dTwo of the main players are the Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) party and former cricket star Imran Khan’s Pakistan Movement for Justice (Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf or PTI) party.

The problem for the ruling PML-N is that its…

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