February 19, 2008


Pakistan's pro-Musharraf party concedes defeat (Associated Press, February 19, 2008)

Pakistan's ruling party conceded defeat today after opposition parties routed allies of President Pervez Musharraf in parliamentary elections that could threaten the rule of America's close ally in the war on terror.

A leading opposition figure suggested that Musharraf should listen to the "verdict" of the people in the Monday balloting and step down.

As partial returns pointed to an opposition landslide, Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain, head of the Pakistan Muslim League-Q, told AP Television News that "we accept the results with an open heart" and "will sit on opposition benches" in the new parliament."

The thing about elections is that voters expect you to deliver stuff.

Posted by Orrin Judd at February 19, 2008 7:26 AM
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