Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Musharraf's party finishes third

The results of the postponed Pakistani election are startling:

80 seats for the late Benezir Bhutto's Pakistani People's Party, now led by her widow, Asi Ali Zardari.

66 for the Pakistan Mulsim League-N, led by former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif

38 for the pro-Musharraf party.

out of 240 total seats.

It will be fascinating to watch what happens next, as Zardari, Sharif, and Musharraf attempt to form some kind of government. It will be equally interesting to see if Musharraf manages to hold on to his newly-civilian presidential role in the face of such an electoral rout.

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