Bhutto's party says it may work with Musharraf after poll

Benazir Bhutto's political party said Monday it may work with Pakistan's president after elections next month despite the leader's apparent unpopularity and allegations taht elements within his government may have played a role in her death. Bhutto's party and the other major opposition grouping are expected to do well in the Feb. 18 parliamentary polls, but few analysts expect either will gain enough votes to form a government. Fears of widespread vote-rigging have also led to speculation that the parties may not accept the results, triggering political turmoil. Bhutto's Pakistan Peoples Party did not rule out cooperating with President Pervez Musharraf after the polls. "Our first priority is holding free and fair elections," said party spokesman Farhatullah Babar. "All other things, working with Musharraf or not working with Musharraf, these are bridges which we will cross when they come. All options are open."