Bhutto was assassinated in a suicide attack in December at a political rally in Rawalpindi. She was campaigning in the lead-up to January 8 parliamentary elections, where her party was challenging Musharraf's Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) [party website]. The PML-Q failed to win a majority of seats in the January election, and the PPP is forming a new coalition government with the Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N) [party website]. AFP has more.
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