Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Pakistan's President Pervez Musharraf Steps Down as Army Chief

Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf has stepped down as chief of the army in a ceremony transferring power to his hand-picked successor, General Ashfaq Kayani. On Thursday, Mr. Musharraf is scheduled to take the oath as a civilian president.
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Update: Thursday, November 29, 2007 brings us this report this morning and it starts off like this... Pervez Musharraf embarked on a new, five-year term as a civilian president Thursday, a day after ceding the powerful post of army chief — the basis of his rule for the past eight years... In his inaugural address, Musharraf welcomed the return from exile of his old foes, former Prime Ministers Benazir Bhutto and Nawaz Sharif, saying it was "good" for political reconciliation...
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Pervez Musharraf Sworn in for New 5-Year Term as Pakistan's Civilian President
Musharraf Biography Portrait by Website

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