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Pakistani Opposition Parties Agree on Coalition Government

  • VOA News

The leaders of Pakistan's two main opposition parties have agreed to form a coalition government, and reinstate senior judges who were fired by President Pervez Musharraf.

Asif Ali Zardari -- the husband of slain opposition leader Benazir Bhutto -- and former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif announced the agreement Sunday following talks outside the capital, Islamabad.

Bhutto's Pakistan People's Party (PPP) and Mr. Sharif's Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) finished first and second in Pakistan's general elections last month.

The leaders said today that parliament will vote within a month to restore the judges Mr. Musharraf dismissed in November. The judges were seen as hostile to Mr. Musharraf's re-election as president.

In the capital today, police used tear gas to disperse hundreds of lawyers demonstrating for the judges' reinstatement.

Mr. Musharraf is expected to convene the new parliament within the next two weeks. He has said he will fully support the incoming government, as long as peace is maintained.
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