ISLAMABAD (AFP) – The party of‘s slain will name its candidate for the post of prime minister at the weekend, a spokesman said Friday.
has summoned the new parliament on Monday to elect a prime minister, which will clear the way for a coalition government hostile to him to start business.
“We will announce our candidate for prime minister on late Saturday or early Sunday,” Bhutto’s(PPP) spokesman Farhatullah Babar told AFP.
The names of the contesting candidates have to be filed before Sunday afternoon for Monday’s vote, he added.
Bhutto’s teenage son and successor as chairman of the party, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, returned to Pakistan fromthis week to personally announce the candidate.
The PPP emerged as the largest party from general elections on February 18 but has struggled to settle on a candidate amid a power vacuum left by the charismatic Bhutto’s assassination.