New Government in Pakistan


The general elections held in Pakistan on Feb 18,2008 have thrown a mixed verdict for political parties there. Slain leader Benazir Bhutto’s PPP and Nawaz Sharif’s PML- N have bagged enough seats to cobble up a government and this is the most likely scenario which is emerging. The Prime Minister will be from PPP as it has larger share of seats.

This has not unnerved President Parvez Musharraf, though! His political party lost badly in these elections and there is a good possibility that if the opposition is able to add up a few more conglomerates, it may be in a position to impeach the President or take up other constitutional measures to unseat him. A peaceful exit for Mush is a more viable idea though, provided Mush himself realizes this!

If that happens or even with a weak President facing the wrath of the his political opponents at the helm of affairs, things will not be easy for Mush. US seems to be losing a “trusted ally”. Is it time to say good bye to a military dictator -turned -civilian President? Will the government in a partnership (PPP and PML- N) be stable? Will the elected government deliver! Will the impartial judiciary be re-instated? What kind of approach the new government take towards India? The coming months will tell us the answers!

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