Pakistan’s Sharif pulls party out of coalition

A049142716.jpgISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Former Pakistani prime minister Nawaz Sharif pulled his party out of the ruling coalition on Monday over disputes with his main partner over the judiciary and who should be the next president.

The departure of Sharif’s party is not expected to force a general election as the party of assassinated former prime minister Benazir Bhutto, which leads the coalition, should be able to gather enough support to govern, analysts say.

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