Zardari Wins Pakistan Presidency
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AP) — Benazir Bhutto’s widower, Asif Ali Zardari, has swept Saturday’s presidential election in Pakistan.
Official results say he got more than two-thirds of the votes of federal and provincial parliaments.
Zardari, who was already head of the main ruling party, last month guided the coalition that forced U.S. ally Pervez Musharraf to quit as head of state.
He begins his new office with limited goodwill among the population. They recall his nickname, Mr. Ten Percent, for alleged corruption during Bhutto’s two terms as prime minister.
Meanwhile, rescuers in northwest Pakistan, are digging with their hands for survivors after at least 30 people were killed in a massive suicide bombing.