Pakistani Politics Long Dominated By Same 3 Faces

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In Pakistan, Benazir Bhutto served twice as prime minister, beginning in 1988. Nawaz Sharif served twice as prime minister, beginning in 1990. And Pervez Musharraf has led the country since 1999. Why do these three leaders continue to dominate the political scene after all these years? Where are the new faces?



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