6 September 2008
The Socialist International warmly congratulates Asif Ali Zardari on his victory in Presidential elections held today in Pakistan, with an overwhelming majority of votes in the country’s federal and provincial assemblies. This successful election marks another important step in the consolidation of democracy in Pakistan, which the SI-member Pakistan Peoples’ Party, PPP, and its former leader, the late Benazir Bhutto, fought so hard to achieve. The Socialist International reaffirms its solidarity with the PPP and extends its best wishes to President-elect Zardari in the challenges that lie ahead, in their crucial struggle against terror and in favour of a free, democratic and secure Pakistan. In these endeavours, they will continue to count on the support of the Socialist International.