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Zardari, a New Face in Pakistani Politics

When the White House reintroduced Benazir Bhutto into the political arena in Pakistan last year, its intention was for the former prime minister to form a partnership with President Pervez Musharraf. The Bush government had hopes of keeping Musharraf in power despite his rising unpopularity in Pakistan. But that plan has been shattered by Bhutto's assassination. Now the U.S. is facing a very different picture with Musharraf, his cohorts, and Bhutto's husband, Asif Zardari.

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Philip Reeves is an award-winning international correspondent covering South America. Previously, he served as NPR's correspondent covering Pakistan, Afghanistan, and India.
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