Monday, February 18, 2008

Your Call 021908 Who won the election in Pakistan?

Pakistanis went to the polls Monday morning; no matter how the vote turns out, who were the winners? On the next Your Call we discuss a different election with potentially global import. The Pakistani election was postponed two months after the assassination of opposition leader and close American ally Benazir Bhutto on December 27th. If the opposition wins a substantial portion of the vote, is the military likely to let them take power? While the vote is for parliament and the presidency, what else hangs in the balance of this vote? It's Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

Sami Zarifi in Washington DC
Washington advocate for Human Rights Watch

Steve Coll in New York
Pulitzer Prize-winning American journalist and author of Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan and Bin Laden, from the Soviet Invasion to September 10, 2001. Coll is currently president and CEO of the New America Foundation, a think tank in Washington DC.

Massood Haider in New York
UN correspondent with the Dawn, a newspaper based in Pakistan.

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