Former Pakistani speaker nominated for PM

22/03/2008 - 17:46

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - The party of assassinated former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto nominated on Saturday former National Assembly speaker Yousaf Raza Gilani as its candidate for prime minister, a party spokesman said.

President Pervez Musharraf has asked the National Assemblyto reconvene on Monday to elect the prime minister and Gilani,a vice chairman of Bhutto's Pakistan People's Party, is all butguaranteed to win the vote with the support of his party andits coalition allies.

(Editing by Robert Birsel)

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