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Pakistan’s new leader faces old constraints

Imran Khan, the former cricket star turned politician whose Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party won a plurality in the July 25 Pakistani elections, is set to become the country’s next prime minister. Turning towards Islamism, Khan campaigned on a populist platform of fighting corruption and building an Islamic welfare state, defeating Pakistan’s two established political parties, […]

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