Zardari set to secure second term as president

Updated on February 27, 2024

In a significant political development, a coalition government is set to form in Pakistan’s Centre, with the PPP and PML-N, alongside other political parties, coming together. Asif Ali Zardari is anticipated to assume the presidency for the second time. The alliance, comprising six parties including PML-N, PPP, MQMP, PML-Q, IPP, and BAP, made the announcement after a meeting of party leaders at the residence of PML-Q President Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain.

Zardari confirmed the decision to form the government collectively during a press conference following the meeting. While PPP chief Bilawal Bhutto Zardari expressed support for PML-N’s prime ministerial candidate, he suggested Asif Ali Zardari for the presidency, citing his ability to address the country’s challenges. Additionally, PPP is eyeing the post of Balochistan chief minister.

Sources indicate that PML-N has agreed to back Zardari for president in exchange for PPP’s support for Shehbaz Sharif as prime minister. However, PML-N’s Rana Sanaullah clarified that PPP did not specifically demand the presidency, emphasizing Shehbaz’s experience in coalition politics and Zardari’s political astuteness.

Zardari set to secure second term as president

Formation of Coalition Government in Pakistan

The formation of a coalition government in Pakistan’s Centre marks a turning point in the country’s political landscape. With the PPP and PML-N joining forces, along with other parties, the alliance is poised to take charge of the government. Asif Ali Zardari’s anticipated return to the presidency signals a new chapter in Pakistan’s governance.

PPP and PML-N Alliance

The alliance between the PPP and PML-N, along with four other parties, has been a carefully orchestrated move to secure power in the Centre. The decision to form a coalition government was announced after a meeting of party leaders, and both PPP and PML-N have expressed their support for each other’s candidates for key positions in the government.

Bilawal Bhutto Zardari’s Support for Asif Ali Zardari

PPP chief Bilawal Bhutto Zardari’s endorsement of Asif Ali Zardari for the presidency reflects the party’s confidence in his leadership abilities. Bilawal has highlighted Zardari’s track record in addressing the country’s challenges and believes he is the right candidate to lead Pakistan forward.

Shehbaz Sharif’s Candidacy for Prime Minister

PML-N’s Shehbaz Sharif is being touted as the prime ministerial candidate, with PPP’s support. In exchange, PML-N has agreed to back Zardari for the presidency. The collaboration between the two parties is seen as a strategic move to consolidate power and ensure stability in the government.

The coalition government forming in Pakistan’s Centre, led by the PPP and PML-N alliance, signifies a new era in the country’s politics. With Asif Ali Zardari poised to take on the presidency for the second time, and Shehbaz Sharif eying the prime ministerial position, the government is expected to navigate the country through its challenges with astuteness and experience.