Pakistan’s election looks more like a coronation or a sure bet. Many voters are disillusioned


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Workers prepare ballot boxes and other materials before dispatching them in polling stations for the upcoming general election on Feb. 8, at an election commission office in Peshawar, Pakistan, Monday, Feb. 5, 2024. (AP Photo/Muhammad Sajjad) ISLAMABAD – Pakistan is holding parliamentary elections this week but many voters are disillusioned and wonder if the balloting can bring any real change in a country mired in political feuding, a seemingly intractable economic crisis and resurgent militancy. Forty-four political parties will compete on Thursday for a share of the 266 seats in the National Assembly, or the lower house of parliament, with...