Pakistanis went to the polls on Monday (December 7) in the nation's first ever one-man one-vote elections.
Pakistanis went to the polls on Monday (December 7) in the nation's first ever one-man one-vote elections. They were electing 300 Members for the new National Assembly whose first task will be to draft a new constitution. President Yahya Khan was among the voters.
If the Members can agree on a constitution President Yahya Khan will validate it. Until then, as he told reporters, be would still be running the country.
Two strong men emerged from the early results. On the political Left, it was a former Foreign Minister, Mr. Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, whose People's Party stands for Islamic Socialism. On the Right, Sheikh Mujiber Rahman, leader of the Awami (People's) League won most of the seats in East Pakistan.
The two most come to terms if Pakistan is to take its first step back to civil government.