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Bhutto party set to name Pakistan PM candidate

March 6, 2008
by Rana Jawad

ISLAMABAD (AFP) – The party of slain opposition leader Benazir Bhutto was expected Thursday to nominate Pakistan‘s new prime minister to lead a parliament that could decide the fate of President Pervez Musharraf.

Vice chairman of the Pakistan People's Party (PPP) Makhdoom ...
Vice chairman of the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Makhdoom Amin Fahim (L), who is widely expected to be nominated for the post of prime minister and former premier Nawaz Sharif attend a joint meeting of MPs from three coalition partners in Islamabad, on February 27.(AFP/File/Aamir Qureshi)

Pakistan People’s Party vice-chief Makhdoom Amin Fahim is the frontrunner to be nominated by the party’s MPs, who are meeting in Islamabad just over two weeks after the PPP scooped the most seats in parliamentary elections.

Musharraf, a key ally in the US-led “war on terror”, saw his backers trounced in the polls and must now deal with a coalition that includes not only the PPP but also his archfoe, former premier Nawaz Sharif.

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