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ATP Poll: Will the PPP-PML(N) Coalition Survive?

Posted on May 5, 2008
Filed Under >Adil Najam, ATP Poll, Politics
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Adil Najam

A number of our commenters have been suggesting that the honeymoon between PPP and PML(N) – or, more specifically, between Asif Ali Zardari and Mian Nawaz Sharif- will not last. That the “judges issue” will bring the demise of this coalition.

While one has been hearing such talk from the inception of the coalition, I myself am not sure. And by that I mean, I really do not know. In many ways it is a new Asif Zardari and a new Nawaz Sharif. Whatever views we have of them are, by definition, rooted in experiences that not only happened quite long ago but also in very very different circumstances. This is a very different time, a very different situation, a very different game. This is not to say that I think the coalition will, in fact, survive either the judicial crisis or other crises to come. It is merely to say – bluntly and honestly – that I really do not know.

And because I do not, maybe it is best to ask our readers what they think.

Hence, this APT Poll (its also been quite some time since the last one). Let us know what you think.

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