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Pakistan’s Musharraf staying beyond 2007

Pervez Musharraf will stay on as Pakistan’s president beyond 2007, a government spokesman said Tuesday, despite earlier indications the military chief would step down by then as leader of this key U.S. ally in the war on terrorism. Information Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed said lawmakers would give Musharraf a mandate to remain president after the next parliamentary elections are held in 2007. Musharraf’s mandate as president is set to end that year, but the parliament currently has a majority of pro-Musharraf lawmakers. Full Story

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