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Votes counted in Pakistan election

Votes are being counted in Pakistan, after a historic election that should lead to the country's first transition from one elected government to another.

Media projections based on partial results suggest a big lead for former PM Nawaz Sharif's Muslim League. Mr Sharif has already claimed victory.

The turnout was huge but the poll was marred by violence.

In Karachi, the Pakistan Taliban said they planted a bomb which killed 11 people and wounded 40 others.

Orla Guerin reports.

  • 11 May 2013
  • From the section Asia
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