In a country where less-than-democratic elites wield substantial power, bottom-up politics is still alive and well.
A religious minority of Pakistan, the Ahmadis have been boycotting elections for decades. Casting a vote would require that they denounce themselves as ‘non-Muslims.’
Forced to form a coalition to win power, Pakistan’s PM-in-waiting Imran Khan will have to compromise if he’s to tackle key economic, environmental, foreign policy and social challenges.
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.
Pakistan’s new leader has been battling to get into office for years.
Accusations of election rigging, opposition parties enraged and international relations tense. It won’t be an easy term for the man most likely to lead Pakistan.
There are no angels in Pakistan’s political scene – except the ‘angels’ of the military.
Three major parties are trying to convince the electorate that they can handle a difficult era of enormous change.
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.