Asif Ali Zardari vows to lead ‘for Benazir’

Sep 6th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: World

The Australian: Asif Ali Zardari, the “unsavoury character” set to become president later today of nuclear-armed Pakistan, declared yesterday that he was “doing it for Benazir (Bhutto)”, his wife who was assassinated last December.

In an evocative final message as electors gathered in Islamabad, the controversial Mr Zardari, widely known as “Mr Ten Per Cent” for allegations of kickbacks during his wife’s two terms in office, said he was still in mourning for her and that his election as president would be a “huge step” in the country’s transition from dictatorship to democracy.

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