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Parliaments seal Musharraf rule

Pakistan’s national and four provincial parliaments have voted to make Pervez Musharraf head of state with a five-year term. The general declared himself president in 2001, having seized power in an army coup two years earlier, but the move lacked any constitutional backing. The constitution was amended this week to enable him to be made “elected” head of state if he won 50% of the vote. Opposition parties walked out, denouncing the proceedings as a sham. Full Story

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