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Undemocratic poll

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THE winning percentage was overwhelming and seemingly impressive. In the 2013 Balochistan Assembly election, Abdul Qudoos Bizenjo won more than 80pc of the vote. But that electoral victory, which has put Mr Bizenjo on the path to becoming the third chief minister of Balochistan in the current assembly, was a profoundly undemocratic exercise. The total votes cast on May 11, 2013, in PB-41 were 683 or 1.18pc of the eligible voters in the constituency. Mr Bizenjo won the Awaran provincial seat with a total of 544 votes. Those numbers are not mistakes. And the nomination of Mr Bizenjo by PML-N dissidents and their allies in the........

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