Monday, December 31, 2007

Benazir's 19 year-old Son Takes Over....

Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, predictably, affirms the Bhutto dynasty in Pakistan when he took over as the Pakistan's People's Party ceremonial leader, in accordance with his slain mother's last wishes.
The PPP also named Benazir Bhutto's widowed husband, Asif Zardari, as the executor of its day-to-day affairs.
This means that the elder Zardari is expected to run the party until his son completes his university studies at Oxford.

Bilawal, a history student at te British university, has two younger sisters.

"The party's long struggle for democracy will continue with renewed vigor," he said, in a light British-accented English.

"My mother always said democracy is the best revenge."

Benazir. a former Prime Minister of Pakistan, was assassinated on Thursday as she was waving to the crowd during a rally in Rawalpindi.

Meanwhile, Pakistani officials say the country's parliamentary elections will most likely be delayed by several weeks.

A senior government official and an official from Pakistan's Election Commission said Monday there will most likely be a delay of at least four weeks following unrest that swept the country following Bhutto's assassination.

A final decision on the matter will be made during a meeting of the Election Commission Tuesday.

Frankly, what can Bilawal's ascension to the throne do to make things better for the party and for Pakistan?
Well, I suppose that's the way the cookie crumbles in Pakistan.
Good luck, Pakistan.
And a Happy, Better and Peaceful New Year!

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