Pakistan's National Assembly elected Yousaf Raza Gilani, a top official in slain opposition leader Benazir Bhutto's party, as prime minister Monday. Gilani then ordered the release of dozens of judges detained by President Pervez Musharraf.

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As Pakistanis prepared to head to the polls for Monday's parliamentary elections, President Pervez Musharraf issued a warning against protests and opposition party members voiced concerns over possible vote-rigging.