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Q&A: Pakistan's presidential election

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image captionThe election is a race between Mamnoon Hussain (L) and Wajihuddin Ahmad

Pakistani politicians will choose a new president on 30 July to replace the Pakistan People's Party's (PPP) Asif Ali Zardari.

The PPP has boycotted the poll, saying it was not given enough time to campaign. So it is a two-way contest between the Pakistan Muslim League's (PML-N) Mamnoon Hussain and the Tehrik-i-Insaf's Wajihuddin Ahmad.

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image captionPresident Asif Ali Zardari gave up some of his powers in 2010

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