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Back to the pavilion, Imran?

Worldpublicopinion.org has polled urban Pakistanis on prospective presidents and the like, and I do wonder whether they have got to grips with this democracy malarkey:

Benazir Bhutto returning to Pakistan to stand for elections? (This was before she actually did)

Favour - 50%
Oppose - 34%

Nawaz Sharif returning to Pakistan to stand for elections?

Favour - 51%
Oppose - 35%

Benazir Bhutto becoming Prime Minister?

Favour - 40%
Oppose - 40%

However one feels about prospective presidents of Pakistan, it does seem rather sad that only 10% of those polled choose to differentiate between supporting Bhutto's right to stand and actually supporting her.

Meanwhile, support for would be contenders stands thus:

Pervez Musharraf - 21%
Benazir Bhutto - 27%
Nawaz Sharif - 21%
Iftikar Chaudhry - 3%
Shaukat Aziz - 2%
Imran Khan - 2% (Not exactly a captain's performance, eh?)
Other- 7%

None of the Pakistani parties are affiliated to what I am going to call the Conservative International, or more correctly the International Democrat Union, so there is no short cut to discovering who are the good guys and gals in Islamabad. Going through the list of Pakistani political parties, they seem to represent varying shades of ghastliness, although Musharraf's / Sharif's lot are described as centrist and Bhutto's lot as leftist.

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