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Imran Khan's actions have worrying implications for Pakistani democracy: Analysts

The court can endorse Mr Imran Khan's actions or it can also ban him from contesting again if it rules that he had acted unconstitutionally. PHOTO: NYTIMES
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NEW DELHI - In a country known for unpredictable political turns, there has been one abiding feature that has defined Pakistan's fragile democracy - no prime minister in the country's 75 years of existence has lasted a full five-year term in office.

Mr Imran Khan, who has recommended the appointment of a caretaker PM, looks set to become the latest leader to meet this fate after a string of fast-moving developments last week that tossed the country into a constitutional crisis.

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