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    Cricket Star Promises to Lead Pakistan Into New Era

    He’s a champion. But the apparent election of popular cricketer Imran Khan takes the world’s only nuclear-armed Muslim nation on an uncertain path. First, there are allegations of vote rigging he’ll have to get past, along with accusations that he’s backed by the military — putting a taint on the country’s second democratic transition of power. Casting himself as a conservative, Khan is unlikely to help women’s rights, and his anti-American stance may have repercussions in neighboring Afghanistan, leaving many wondering what sort of rules he’ll play with.

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