Musharraf will back new government

Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf said on Friday he would support an incoming coalition government that could seek his resignation, so long as peace was maintained.

Musharraf will back new government
Musharraf, who came to power as a general in a 1999 coup, will face a hostile parliament after the crushing defeat of his allies in an election on Feb. 18.

The incoming government could try to drive him from power, though the leader of the party that will lead the next coalition has not made his intentions clear.

"Durable, stable governments should be formed in the centre and provinces for five years, and if peace is maintained, I assure that I will fully support the coalition that is being formed," Musharraf said while inaugurating a water supply project in southern Sindh province.

Reuters
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