Mamnoon Hussain was elected new President of Pakistan

Author : Mircea Birca | Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Posted in category Eurasia, Eurasia News, South East Asia
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Pakistan on Tuesday elected businessman Mamnoon Hussain as its 12th president, state TV said, to replace deeply unpopular head of state Asif Ali Zardari, whose five-year term expires in September.

Lawmakers from both houses of the national parliament and four provincial assemblies voted in the two-man race for the largely ceremonial president.

In a sharp reminder of the challenges the country faces, dozens of heavily armed Taliban militants stormed a prison in the northwest overnight, escaping with more than 240 prisoners.

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