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Bush calls Pakistani President Musharraf

February 21, 2008
By BARRY SCHWEID, AP Diplomatic Writer

WASHINGTON – President Bush telephoned Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf following his party’s loss in parliamentary elections, but the White House said Thursday that it’s up to the Pakistani people to decide the embattled leader’s political future.

“It’s now time for the newly elected folks to show up and form their government,” Bush said on Wednesday during a press conference in Ghana that occurred after the phone call. “The question now is, `Will they be friends of the United States?’ I hope so.”

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