Musharraf wins presidential election: Commission

Musharraf wins presidential election: Commission

Islamabad: Pakistan’s military ruler General Pervez Musharraf swept the most votes in a presidential election on 6 October, Election Commission officials said.

In the two houses of parliament, Musharraf won 252 of 257 votes cast. His closest rival, Wajihuddin Ahmed, won two votes, while three votes were rejected, Chief Election Commissioner Qazi Muhammad Farooq told the National Assembly.

Musharraf also won most votes cast in three of the four provincial assemblies, officials said. Counting was still going on in the fourth.

Musharraf has to wait for the Surpreme Court to confirm the legality of his bid before he can be declared winner.