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Monday, March 17, 2008

Pakistan Parliament Meets Today

The status of the government in Pakistan remains in a state of flux as the new Parliament convenes today. Here is a good read on the present situation by

Opposition parties, the PPL (Bhutto) and PML-N (Sharif) have come together with hopes to influence the vote in Parliament and the direction of Pakistan.

A Prime Minister will be elected and action will be taken to attempt a reinstatement of the Judges removed by President Musharraf when he suspended the constitution. The outcome of both of these actions will impact heavily on the fate of Musharraf. It was widely speculated that the Supreme Court Justices, prior to their removal, were set to issue a ruling that would have in effect nullified Musharraf's reelection as president.

The U.S. Bush administration continues to hold out hope that some sort of coalition government that includes Musharraf can be achieved with a power sharing agreement. President Musharraf of Pakistan, a country with nuclear missiles, has been an ally of the U.S. in the fight against Al Qaeda and terrorism.

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