democratization

Global Politics

Feudal power in Pakistan

Feudal traditions in Pakistan may be an obstacle to democracy there. The World's Laura Lynch reports on how wealthy Pakistani landowners with strong political connections still wield a great deal of power over the rural people.

Global Politics

More violence as Iraqi vote begins

At least 14 people have been killed in Baghdad on the first day of voting in Iraq's parliamentary elections. On Wednesday, three suicide bombers attacked police and a hospital in Baquba, killing at least 30 people. Reporter Ben Gilbert reports.