PPP Leader Zardari Likely Pakistan’s Next President

Chief of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Asif Ali Zardari is expected to take charge as Pakistan’s next president. This is being reported following PPP’s decision to ally with the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) to form a government at the Centre.

PPP president Zardari, 68, served as the President of Pakistan from 2008 to 2013.

The current Pakistan President Arif Alvi is scheduled to relinquish his post later this month.

“If the situation remains unchanged, the country will see the PML-N’s prime minister and the PPP’s president,” The News International reported on Wednesday.

No single party gained clear majority in Pakistan in the February 8 general elections.

Independent candidates supported by the jailed former Prime Minister Imran Khan’s party, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) have won the maximum number of seats in the National Assembly. To keep Imran Khan’s party out of power, the PML-N and PPP have formed an alliance. As per the alliance, Shehbaz Sharif, the younger brother of former Pak PM Nawaz Sharif, is expected to become Pakistan’s next Prime Minister.

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