Pervez Musharraf

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New president in Pakistan sworn in

The widower of assassinated former Pakistani leader Benazir Bhutto has taken office as the country's new president this morning. He faces immediate pressure to crack down on Islamic militants and address daunting economic problems. Pakistan's top judge swore in Asif Ali Zardari at a brief ceremony in the presidential palace.


Less than free and fair elections

The World's Jason Margolis reports that some human rights groups are calling on countries like the United States to do more about flawed elections held around the globe.

Exile: fallen leaders in the sunset years

There is talk outgoing Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf could leave his country for good. We take a look at where he might go, why a country might want to take him in, and where famous fallen leaders have gone into exile. Guest: Steven Cook, Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations

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Pakistani power grab

Weeks of political infighting will come to a head tomorrow as Pakistan votes to elect a successor to former president Pervez Musharraf. Will the Pakistani power vacuum be resolved or will the chaos be too much for one man to govern? The Asia Pacific Foundation's M.J. Gohel talks about what's at stake on the eve of Pakistan's presidential election.