Unofficial results show Musharraf sweeps presidential poll

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October 6, 2007 15:24

Unofficial results showed Pakistan's Gen. Pervez Musharraf swept Saturday's presidential election, but the Supreme Court could still disqualify the military leader. The election by federal and provincial lawmakers was a one-sided affair. Opposition parties abstained or boycotted to protest Musharraf's running for a new five-year term while still army chief. In total, Musharraf won 671 votes, his main rival, retired judge Wajihuddin Ahmad, received eight, and six ballots were invalid, election officials said. The Supreme Court ruled Friday that the official results can only be declared after it rules on complaints lodged by Musharraf's opponents that his candidacy is unconstitutional.


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