Daily Revolt

September 20, 2007

Musharraf To Run Again, Popular Or Not

King George needs to worry about his somewhat unreliable puppet in Pakistan, Musharaff. He is getting a lot of people really upset with, including al Qaeda, whom have declared war on the wannabe dictator. As Musharraff's support base continues erode, the likelihood of his being overthrown increases daily. If he is forced out the U.S. war on terror would be seriously crippled:
President Gen. Pervez Musharraf will seek a new five-year term in a presidential election set for Oct. 6, officials said Thursday, even as opponents urged the courts to stop him from running and vowed to quit Parliament in protest.

After the U.S.-allied leader signaled his plan to resign as army chief if re-elected, the Election Commission announced that the ballot by federal and provincial lawmakers would be held Oct. 6.

Musharraf, who seized power in a 1999 coup, aims to stay on as president despite a sharp drop in his popularity. The ruling coalition says it has enough votes to re-elect him.

Opposition parties are threatening to boycott the vote to deny it legitimacy. There is no sign they will field a candidate of their own.

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