ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AP) -- Pervez Musharraf won another five years as Pakistan's president in a referendum that critics Wednesday said was marred by ballot-stuffing and other gross irregularities.
The government proclaimed that Tuesday's referendum had given popular legitimacy to extending the rule of the army general, who seized power in 1999. Information Minister Nisar Memon called it "a massive victory for the people of Pakistan."
Pakistan television quoted him as putting the turnout at 50 percent, even higher than the government's own optimistic projections of 40 percent.
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