Pakistan's new PM gets vote of confidence in parliament

March 29, 2008 10:23

Pakistan's new prime minister has won the unanimous backing of parliament, including the allies of its US-backed president. The legislature passed a motion expressing confidence in Yousaf Raza Gilani on Saturday without holding a vote after opposition parties pledged their support. Lawmakers elected Gilani, a loyalist of assassinated former leader Benazir Bhutto, as prime minister earlier this week. Gilani fronts a coalition that has pledged to cut President Pervez Musharraf's powers and review his counter-terrorism policies.

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