Pakistan majority wants Musharraf out: poll

Most Pakistanis want to see President Pervez Musharraf out of power, according to the first poll released since the general declared a state of emergency last month, US media said on Thursday.

Pakistan majority wants Musharraf out: poll
Sixty-seven percent of those surveyed said he should resign immediately, according to the New York Times, which cited a poll by the International Republican Institute, a conservative-leaning civic group based in Washington.

A full 70 percent judged that his government does not deserve re-election and two-thirds "expressed anger at the current state of affairs, desired change and were anti-Musharraf," the institute said.

The results also appeared to show widespread discontent with the US-backed proposal of a power-sharing arrangement between Musharraf and opposition leader Benazir Bhutto, with 60 percent opposing the idea.

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