Pakistan People’s Party(PPP) co-chairman, Asif Zadari, and Nawaz Sharif, chief of the Pakistan Muslim League-N, demanded that President Musharraf step down after their resounding victory in Pakistan’s election. Nawaz commented: “Musharraf had said he would quit when the people told him so. The people have now given their verdict,” depart the stage of leadership is their message. Zadari promised the issue of Musharraf’s resignation would be presented to the new Parliament in order to seek action on this demand. The PPP gained the largest vote total, but Zardari insisted his party would cooperate with other political leaders to form a broad coalition which will institute changes. “We will work with all democratic forces, all those who secured victory.”
The new coalitioin will demand restoration of judges who were sacked by President Musharraf and release of any lawyers imprisoned by the government. Zardarti said he wanted a UN led investigation into the murder of his wife, Benazir Bhutto. There are 35 seats in Parliament still to be decided, 29 are to be filled by women and 9 by non-Muslims. After those are determined, the PPP should have about 88 seats in Parliament.