Supporters during an election campaign rally on May 06, 2013 in Multan, Pakistan. Read more in: “In Pakistan, more election violence”, by Nasir Habib, CNN
Scott Or, RAND Corporation, May 8, 2013
This weekend’s elections in Pakistan are more likely to yield continuity than change, an outcome that could offer some opportunities for enhanced engagement between Washington and Islamabad, a pair of RAND experts told reporters on April 6.
During a conference call from Washington, Seth Jones, associate director of RAND’s International Security and Defense Policy Center, and Jonah Blank, a senior political scientist, said a relatively free and fair election would be a welcome sign of political stability for a key U.S. partner in South Asia.