The parties petitioning the Supreme Court Monday oppose Musharraf's dual role as president and army chief, and also say Musharraf must be elected by a general election rather than Musharraf's suggestion that he be elected by the outgoing parliament and provincial assemblies. Monday's arguments are the second round of opposition arguments posed to the Supreme Court. Other opposition parties began disputing Musharraf's dual role earlier this month [JURIST report]. Meanwhile, a group of Pakistani lawyers has begun a campaign to obtain Musharraf's resignation [JURIST report] and restore the 1973 Constitution [text]. AFP has more.
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