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Bangkok-based journalist Patrick Winn sheds some light on a Thai activist's overwhelming, come-from-behind victory in Asia Society's Asia's Person of the Year reader poll.
Between Imran Khan’s promise of "change" and Nawaz Sharif’s "experience," Pakistani voters leaned heavily towards experience.
Asia Society Senior Advisor Hassan Abbas tells CNN that although Nawaz Sharif won the prime ministership for the third time in his career, the election showed progress in Pakistan's democratic system.
Asia Society Senior Advisor Hassan Abbas says former Pakistan cricket star Imran Khan could win this weekend's election if voters come out in large numbers.
"Khan and his supporters have been using this medium as a core tool from the beginning. For other politicians it is an afterthought," says Dr. Awab Alvi, head of social media for Imran Khan's political party, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf.
Asia Society Senior Advisor Hassan Abbas says Pakistan's election slated for later this year is crucial for the country's progress, though many in Pakistan are skeptical.