Pakistan coalition government to split over reinstating ousted judges Mike Rosen-Molina at 12:07 PM ET
[JURIST] The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) [party website], one of the two main parties in Pakistan's coalition government, is leaving the coalition [press release] after prolonged talks in London failed to produce an agreement on the reinstatement of judges ousted by Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf last year, ex-Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and PML-N party leader said Monday. The PML-N had pushed for the judges to be reinstated without condition, but the majority Pakistan People's Party (PPP) has insisted on restrictions on the judges' power. All PMN-L ministers will resign their posts on Tuesday, but Sharif said that the party will continue to support the PPP on an issue-by-issue basis and will not seek to actively undermine the government.
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