Musharraf Party Loses In Pakistan Election

Results from the voting in Pakistan reveal widespread lack of enthusiasm for President Musharraf since his political party, PML-Q suffered a severe defeat. The Pkistan People’s Party of Benazir Bhutto led all parties having captured at least 88 seats in the National Assembly while the Pakistan Muslim League-Mawaz which has been working with the PPP came in second with 65 seats. There are 269 seats in the National Assembly with 26 still to be determined. Pesident Musharraf has promised to cooperate with any party that gains triumph in the election. “I will say from my side, whichever politcal party will win,…. I will give them full cooperation at president.” There were reports in several areas of the nation, particularly where Pushtuns live, that many women were barred from voting on grounds to do so violates their religion.

It is apparent there was a lower estimate of people voting than expected which may be due to fears of violence if they went to a polling place. As the results come in, the evidence is overwhelming that Musharraf has lost. The question now to be faced by Pakistan is whether the PPP and the PML-N will cooperate to take action that might result in the ouster of Musharraf as president. If they take such action, what will happen?

  • journeyer58

    The election is now done and the results are in. President Pervez Musharraf, has accepted the fact that the political party he heads is now, no longer the ruling party. But the problem is, the President still has the power to declare an “emergency” and martial law. I, find that the situation is so much in flux that there is not one iota of trust in me that Pervez Musharraf will go quietly into the night without a fight for the power and money that goes along with the position of leader of his country. There is more than just a need for money behind Mr. Musharraf’s need for power and control in Pakistan. If one were to do a psychological and psychiatric evaluation of Mr. Musharraf, you would undoubtedly find that megalomania has a lot to do with his perverse need for remaining in the presidential palace of Pakistan. There is no earthly reason that he should remain as president, but be aware that Pervez Musharraf will remain in control even at the expense of his countries aspirations to become a truly democratic nation. What is the solution to this vexing and puzzling problem? Only the people of Pakistan, should be the ones who decide their fate and the fate of their country. America, must needs be gone from the scene, so that the Pakistanis may decide for themselves the course of their country and their lives.

  • Fred Stopsky

    I agree with your analysis.