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Constituency Politics in Contemporary Pakistan

Of Patrons and Elections

The by-election to Pakistan's National Assembly from the Multan constituency, which fell vacant after Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani was disqualifi ed by the Supreme Court, once again showed that the contemporary electoral theatre in the country is built on a political economy of patronage and deference, and held together by acts of collusion and coercion.

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