Monday, September 26, 2005

'Dead women' elected in Pakistan

BBC NEWS | South Asia | 'Dead women' elected in Pakistan: "'Dead women' elected in Pakistan
Police in Pakistan have launched an inquiry into complaints that two dead women were elected in last month's local elections.

The women were elected in two separate constituencies of Upper Dir district of North West Frontier Province (NWFP), reports say.

A quota system for women at the elections was intended to boost their representation at a provincial level.

But the elections were marred by violence and claims of vote-rigging.

Fresh voting?

Reports suggest that one of the women has been dead for 13 years and the other for three years."

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