US 'pleased' with Pakistan Election

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) - The chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations
Committee says the results of Pakistan's parliamentary elections
mean the U.S. can shift its policy toward the country.
With President Pervez Musharraf's ruling party conceding defeat,
Senator Joe Biden says the U.S. now has the opportunity to move
from a policy that's been focused on one person to an approach
that's "based on an entire people."
Biden also says Washington should help democracy take deeper
root in Pakistan.
The State Department says it's "pleased" that the election
came off relatively peacefully and without any major apparent
fraud.
And while it says the election has been a step toward restoring
democracy in the country, the department adds that it's holding off
a definitive assessment until final results are in.


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