In Will, Bhutto Taps Husband as Successor

Zardari, now party co-chair, may aim for PM position
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Feb 5, 2008 1:20 PM CST
Supporters of Pakistani political leader Benazir Bhutto visit at the spot where she was assassinated, in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2008. Fears of violence are running high in the approach...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Benazir Bhutto's political will, published today, calls for her husband to take control of her party, Reuters reports. "I would like my husband Asif Ali Zardari to lead you in this interim period until you and he decide what is best," says the document. He chose to release Bhutto’s will publicly to address concerns that his leadership is illegitimate.

In the document, Bhutto calls Zardari, who was named party co-chairman with their 19-year-old son after her assassination, "a man of courage and honor.” The controversial Zardari is not a candidate in this month’s elections but is considering running, Newsweek reports. The Pakistan People's Party has “no one single personality, apart from me, who anybody even knows,” he said.