Pakistan’s President Pervez Musharraf lifted Emergency rule after making last minute changes to Pakistan’s constitution. These were to ensure that he could not be prosecuted after a new parliament sweeps in after the January elections.
Many are doubting the legitimacy of the elections, but the fact is that all of the major parties of Pakistan are in, and none are boycotting.
Normally I don’t serve up Al (qaida’s) Jazeera network stories here, but they are the only ones reporting this early. So here’s the AJ report, note that midway through you can see the First Troofer, Hamid Gul, sitting a table with a button on.