Asif Ali Zardari elected as President of Pakistan

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Asif Ali Zardari, widower of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto has won the Pakistani Presidential Election. The election was called after resignation of Pervez Musharraf.

He also serves as a co-chairman of Pakistan Peoples Party with Bilawal Bhutto Zardari.

Zardari, secured 479 votes from the total number of 702 votes of the electoral college consisting of two houses of the parliament and four provincial assemblies. Saeeduz Zaman Siddiqui, who was fielded by Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz Group, received 153 votes while Senator Mushahid Hussain, a candidate from the Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid-e-Azam Group, got 43 votes.

Meanwhile Siddiqui and Mushahid Hussain have accepted the results and congratulated Zardari for his victory.