Pakistan Army & art of elections | Expert Views – Business Standard


Well over a week since the Pakistan election results, we still can’t say who won or lost. Nor can we say who’s going to form the government — the winners, the losers, or a combination of the winner and some or all of the losers. That last scenario seems the likeliest.

As this tamasha plays out, it provides us with a breather to raise a more substantive question: Has democracy won or lost in this election in Pakistan?

Generally, it’s been accepted that each election has strengthened the democratic impulse in Pakistan, barring, of course, the odd “party-less” one (there were a

Disclaimer: These are personal views of the writer. They do not necessarily reflect the opinion of or the Business Standard newspaper

First Published: Feb 17 2024 | 9:30 AM IST


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