Pakistan holds postponed parliamentary elections amid opposition fraud warnings Alexis Unkovic at 3:08 PM ET
[JURIST] Pakistan [JURIST news archive] held rescheduled parliamentary elections Monday, after a month-long postponement [JURIST report] following the assassination of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto [BBC obituary; JURIST news archive]. Final tallies are expected in the next few days, although initial results suggest some gains by opposition parties, which have voiced concerns over potential large-scale fraud. BBC News Monday reported several incidents of voting irregularities as well as a generally low voter turnout, perhaps due to fears of electoral violence.
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