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Pakistan election outlook worries neighbors as military plays hand

Opposition party gains ahead of this month's vote

Supporters of former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif protest his 10-year prison sentence. The military is thought to have had a hand in his ouster by the Supreme Court.   © Reuters

NEW DELHI -- The Pakistan military's quiet support for the leading opposition party ahead of the general election this month is raising concerns that nascent progress on improving relations with India will stall.

The outcome also holds consequences for the country's worsening fiscal situation. Should the July 25 poll produce a political vacuum, Pakistan may become even more reliant on Chinese financing.

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