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Pakistan's President Pervez Musharraf has granted himself sweeping new constitutional powers that strengthen his ability to thwart political opponents, including exiled former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto. Musharraf, an army general, still maintains he is a force for democracy in Pakistan. But there can be no fair elections under his reforms.

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