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It's not unusual for democrats in Pakistan to behave like dictators, but dictators who try to behave like democrats are an anomaly. Thus Pakistan's leader, General Pervez Musharraf, has created a rare spectacle in recent weeks by campaigning for the people's consent to continue as President. Musharraf came to power in 1999 by grabbing it from an elected Prime Minister in a coup. He did not seek permission then, but on April 30, Pakistanis are being asked to vote in a referendum to approve another five years of Musharraf. There is no other candidate, yet he has been crisscrossing Pakistan, addressing...

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