Obama Praises Democratic Transition in Pakistan

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

WASHINGTON (AP) - There isn't expected to be much of a change in US-Pakistani relations, following yesterday's apparent victory by former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in Pakistan's elections.

He's expected to be more protective of Pakistan's sovereignty than the outgoing government was. But Pakistan's army plays a dominant role in foreign policy, and isn't eager to lose millions in U.S. military aid.

President Barack Obama is praising Pakistanis for upholding what he calls their commitment to democratic rule by successfully completing parliamentary elections.

With the weekend vote, the parliament was able to complete its term and transfer power in democratic elections for the first time since Pakistan's founding in 1947.

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