August 5, 2007

PINKY & THE GENERAL:

Bhutto: Power sharing could work (Aug 5, 2007)

Former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto said that she believes that a power-sharing deal with President General Pervez Musharraf could work if he ceded sufficient power to the parliament. [...]

Pakistan watchers say that for Musharraf to stand any chance of retaining office, he must cut a power-sharing deal with Bhutto.

Bhutto repeated her insistence that Musharraf give up his post as the country's military leader under any deal. "I don't think that is realistic because when the president of a country also wears a uniform it blurs the distinction between democracy and military rule," she said. "I think it is very important for General Musharraf to take off the uniform."


It's obviously preferable, though not necessary, that the war end in a country that follows democratic norms.

Posted by Orrin Judd at August 5, 2007 4:45 PM
Comments

Is she trying to seduce him?

I think she would want him to remain in the Army - other officers will probably certainly depose her, if she rules anything like last time.

Posted by: ratbert at August 5, 2007 5:09 PM
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