Pakistan’s democracy turned a corner on Saturday with an impressive turnout after a blood-soaked run-up to the elections. In defying the diktats of the terrorists – who had threatened to dispatch suicide bombers to polling stations to scare voters away – Pakistanis displayed an overwhelming preference for democracy which the Taliban perceives as a Western construct.
Early trends established in counting put the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) ahead with cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan’s party, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) giving many ``electables’’ – a favoured Pakistani term for sure winners -- a run for their money.
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