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opposition candidates standing. On the other hand, Zia has much to gain by sustaining the myth of democracy, as long as he can ensure, by the numerous behind- the-scenes manoeuvres at which he is no doubt adept, that opposition-sponsored candidates are sidelined. It may not be necessary to take the extreme step of either going back on the election promise or implementing the Shariat ordinance to ban women, i e, Benazir, from standing for elections. At the moment of writing, it would appear that Zia has the upper hand. Unless, of course, the opposition takes the opportunity afforded by the election campaign to attempt more than electioneering.

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