So Pakistan had an election last night, and Musharraf's party got smoked. I'm not really qualified to comment on this, so I'll outsource it to fellow Wolverine Juan Cole. Bottom line, the Pakistani public has demonstrated a dislike of extremism, including religious extremism, awarding a plurality of seats in the national legislature to secular parties and the rest to right-of-center parties, but roundly rejecting the fundamentalists. Read the rest here.
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