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Khan won over Pakistanis with promises to boost the economy and create jobs. He may have also enjoyed some behind-the-scenes help in the election from Pakistan’s armed forces.

Imran Khan hopes to transform Pakistan but he’ll have far less power than past leaders

A constitutional change in Pakistan moved power and money from the federal government to the provinces. So newly elected Prime Minister Imran Khan takes office as the weakest leader in decades.
Multiple court sanctions against the powerful Pakistani politician Nawaz Sharif have spurred protests both for and against the ousted prime minister. Faisal Mahmood/Reuters

Pakistan’s activist Supreme Court endangers a fragile democracy

It's election season in Pakistan, and the Supreme Court is at war with the ruling party. Many Pakistanis wonder whether the nation's top judge is cleaning up government or staging a judicial coup.

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