Published: Saturday, June 1, 2013

PPP to Contest Sharif for PM Post

The Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) will field senior leader Makhdoom Amin Fahim against Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif for the election of the new premier in Parliament on June 5, rejecting a request to facilitate an unanimous vote.
However, the PPP’s move will not affect Sharif as the PML—N has a majority in the 342-member lower house of the Parliament.
PML-N leaders said Sharif’s election for an unprecedented third term as premier will be a mere formality.
The PPP had earlier indicated that it might vote for Sharif in order to continue its policy of reconciliation with other political parties.