Musharraf Faces Bumpy Road to Re-Election

Bhutto mounts challenge to second presidential term
By Wesley Oliver,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 22, 2007 5:24 PM CDT
Benazir Bhutto, Chairperson Pakistan People's Party (PPP) and former Prime Minister of Pakistan speaks on "The Future of Pakistan" at The International Institute for Strategic Studies in London, Friday...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Pervez Musharraf is facing yet another hurdle: Benazir Bhutto says she will return to Pakistan to challenge his plans for another presidential term. The exiled ex-PM tells the Sunday Times she is considering abandoning talks with the increasingly unpopular Musharraf, embarrassed last week after the country's Supreme Court reinstated the chief justice, whom he suspended.

The embattled president and army chief is believed to be maneuvering to be reappointed before parliamentary elections scheduled to take place by the end of the year. Although Bhutto says he lacks “moral authority," the Pakistan People's Party leader indicated she might make a deal with Musharraf if that's what it takes to ensue elections occur on time.