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Monday, December 31, 2007
By Steven L. Taylor

Via the BBC: Pakistan delays election decision

Pakistan’s election body has delayed a decision on whether to put back elections planned for 8 January in the wake of Benazir Bhutto’s assassination.

Despite the delay, it would appear that the elections1 will, in fact, be delayed.

Apart from the general chaos, there are some practical issues that need addressing:

At least ten local election offices have been burnt down in the rioting which followed Benazir Bhutto’s death.

Ballot boxes and voting screens have been destroyed and the printing of ballot papers – and their delivery around the country – has also been disrupted.

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