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Pakistan's parliamentary elections have been postponed until Februrary 18 because of the unrest following the assassination of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto.

The elections were originally scheduled for January 8, but that would have been "impossible" because of the time needed to re-do burned ballot papers and repair ransacked election offices, Chief Election Commissioner Justice Qazi Muhammad Farooq said on Wednesday.

The ensuing violence caused more than $200 million in damages and claimed at least 58 lives, said Interior Ministry spokesman Javed Iqbal Cheema. Read full article »

CNN's Brian Todd and Zain Verjee contributed to this report.

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