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Pakistan is a country that since its creation has been rooted in turmoil The recent years are no exception to this Since 1988 power has been divided among the president the prime minister and the military Tensions between the three however have led to eight changes of government and three elections No elected leader has ever completed a full term in office Benazir Bhutto who was dismissed by the president in August 1990 after only twenty-one months in office is the only Pakistani leader to be given a second chance at ruling Newberg 19 On October 6 1993 a general election was held in Pakistan The Pakistan Peoples Party or PPP received a majority of the vote and as a result Benazir Bhutto once again became prime minister This time however she has a pliant president in the form of an old friend On November 13 1993 Farooq Leghari was elected the country president Yet even with this unique opportunity for agreement within the ruling circle reforms have not taken place The Europa World Year Book 2460 Despite the PPPs success in the 1993 election they still faced uncertainty They lack not only a parliamentary majority but unity within their own ranks One of the biggest problems was a bitter family feud between Benazir Bhutto and her mother Begum and brother Murtaza Murtaza had returned from exile to claim a seat in the Sind provincial assembly but was immediately arrested for alleged terrorist activity In late December 1993 Benazir removed her mother as PPP co-chair after she had endorsed Murtazas claim that he was the rightful heir to his fathers political legacy However in September 1994 the family feud seemed to end during a visit of the prime minister to her mother Banks 717 In Pakistan the end of the cold war had not brought on new pragmatic thinking on foreign policy that
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