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Pakistan Election Tests Ruling Party

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Pakistan Election Tests Ruling Party

Pakistan Election Tests Ruling Party

Pakistan Election Tests Ruling Party

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Results from yesterday's parliamentary and state assembly elections in Pakistan show the party that supports President Pervez Musharraf won the largest bloc of votes ... but not a majority. And anti-American Islamist parties made a surprisingly strong showing. The election is the first test of voter sentiment since Musharraf took power in a bloodless coup three years ago. NPR's Ivan Watson reports from Islamabad.