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[VOA] 【整理】VOA 2008-02-21

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I'm Sarah Williams from the VOA News Center in Washington.

Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf says the nation needs a harmonious coalition and unity in government. Mr. Musharraf issued the call today after Assembly elections that saw opposition parties sweep to victory and defeat his ruling party. Opposition politicians, including former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif of the Pakistan Muslim League N Party, have called for the president to step down. But in an article published today, Mr. Musharraf says he has no plans to resign. The Pakistani president told the Wall Street Journal that his administration must move forward in a way that will bring about a stable and democratic government in Pakistan. On Tuesday, Mr. Sharif's party and the Pakistan People's Party of assassinated former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, pledged to join forces and form a coalition government.

US President George Bush says he hopes Pakistan's new government will be a friend of the United States and continue to fight violent extremists. Mr. Bush made the comment today in Ghana during a five-nation tour of Africa. The president said the United States and Pakistan have common interests and expressed hope that Pakistan will continue to be a key ally in the global fight against terrorism. Mr. Bush praised Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf for holding the vote as promised after declaring emergency rule last year. "He said he hold elections, he said he would get rid of his emergency law. And so it's now time for the newly elected folks to show up and form their government. And the question then is: will they be friends of the United States? I certainly hope so. We view Pakistan as an important ally. "

Election monitors from the European Union said today that the vote was carried out in a generally positive way, although conditions during the campaign period favored Musharraf's party. US senators who monitored the election in Pakistan also described the vote as credible.

US presidential hopeful Barack Obama has secured his tenth straight win against rival Democrat Hillary Clinton after victories Tuesday in Hawaii and Wisconsin. Meanwhile, for the Republicans, Arizona's Senator John McCain won Tuesday in Wisconsin and Washington State. The veteran lawmaker handily defeated former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee, moving closer to his party's nomination. Now is VOA's Greg Flakus reports from Houston, the two front-runners are targeting each other in anticipation of the fight they see coming in November.

Voters in Wisconsin handed Barack Obama another big win, accelerating his momentum as he heads into the delegate-rich primaries here in Texas and Ohio on March 4. Speaking to supporters in a stadium in downtown Houston, Barack Obama hailed his victory in Wisconsin. "And I am grateful to the people of Wisconsin for their friendship and their support. " The other big winner on Tuesday was John McCain. Speaking in Columbus, Ohio, McCain thanked his supporters and made reference to comments Obama had made in a debate last year and suggested he would make dangerously naive decisions if he were to become president. "We will risk the confused leadership of an inexperienced candidate. " Hillary Clinton has also questioned Obama's readiness to be president, saying Americans cannot afford someone who needs what she called "on-the-job training". Greg Flakus, VOA News, Houston.

Iraq's radical Shiite Cleric Muqtada al-Sadr is expected to decide this week whether to extend or end a six-month ceasefire between his Mehdi Army militia and US and Iraqi forces. Al-Sadr spokesman said today the cleric will make the decision in the coming days. Al-Sadr called for the ceasefire last August. US commanders credit the truce as a major factor behind cutting attacks in Iraq by more than a half since June. Meanwhile, a suicide bomber killed at least 7 people and wounded 15 in a market north of Baghdad in the town of Miqdadiya. The US military also announced today that a roadside bomb killed three American soldiers when it hit their convoy in Baghdad.

A top aide to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas says Palestinians should follow the example of Kosovo and unilaterally declare independence, an idea Palestinian and Israeli officials have dismissed.

I'm Sarah Williams, VOA News. There is more news on the Internet at voanews. com.
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I'm Sarah Williams from the VOA News Center in Washington.

 

Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf says the nation needs a harmonious coalition and unity in government. Mr. Musharraf issued the call today after assembly elections that saw opposition parties sweep to victory and defeat his ruling party. Opposition politicians, including former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif of the Pakistan Muslim League-N Party, have called for the president to step down. But in an article published today, Mr. Musharraf says he has no plans to resign. The Pakistani president told the Wall Street Journal that his administration must move forward in a way that will bring about a stable and democratic government in Pakistan. On Tuesday, Mr. Sharif's party and the Pakistan People's Party of assassinated former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, pledged to join forces and form a coalition government.

 

US President George Bush says he hopes Pakistan's new government will be a friend of the United States and continue to fight violent extremists. Mr. Bush made the comment today in Ghana during a five-nation tour of Africa. The president said the United States and Pakistan have common interests and expressed hope that Pakistan will continue to be a key ally in the global fight against terrorism. Mr. Bush praised Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf for holding the vote as promised after declaring emergency rule last year. "He said he hold elections, he said he would get rid of his emergency law. And so it's now time for the newly elected folks to show up and form their government. And the question then is: will they be friends of the United States? I certainly hope so. We view Pakistan as an important ally."

 

Election monitors from the European Union said today that the vote was carried out in a generally positive way, although conditions during the campaign period favored Musharraf's party. US senators who monitored the election in Pakistan also described the vote as credible.

 

US presidential hopeful Barack Obama has secured his tenth straight win against rival Democrat Hillary Clinton after victories Tuesday in Hawaii and Wisconsin. Meanwhile, for the Republicans, Arizona's Senator John McCain won Tuesday in Wisconsin and Washington State. The veteran lawmaker handily defeated former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee, moving closer to his party's nomination. Now is VOA's Greg Flakus reports from Houston, the two front-runners are targeting each other in anticipation of the fight they see coming in November.

 

Voters in Wisconsin handed Barack Obama another big win, accelerating his momentum as he heads into the delegate-rich primaries here in Texas and in Ohio on March 4th. Speaking to supporters in a stadium in downtown Houston, Barack Obama hailed his victory in Wisconsin. "And I am grateful to the people of Wisconsin for their friendship and their support. " The other big winner on Tuesday was John McCain. Speaking in Columbus, Ohio, McCain thanked his supporters and made reference to comments Obama had made in a debate last year and suggested he would make dangerously naive decisions if he were to become president. "We will risk the confused leadership of an inexperienced candidate." Hillary Clinton has also questioned Obama's readiness to be president, saying Americans cannot afford someone who needs what she called "on-the-job training". Greg Flakus, VOA News, Houston.

 

Iraq's radical Shiite Cleric Muqtada al-Sadr is expected to decide this week whether to extend or end a six-month ceasefire between his Mehdi Army militia and US and Iraqi forces. Al-Sadr spokesman said today the cleric will make the decision in the coming days. Al-Sadr called for the ceasefire last August. US commanders credit the truce as a major factor behind cutting attacks in Iraq by more than a half since June. Meanwhile, a suicide bomber killed at least 7 people and wounded 15 in a market north of Baghdad in the town of Miqdadiya. The US military also announced today that a roadside bomb killed three American soldiers when it hit their convoy in Baghdad.

 

A top aide to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas says Palestinians should follow the example of Kosovo and unilaterally declare independence, an idea Palestinian and Israeli officials have dismissed.

 

I'm Sarah Williams, VOA News. There is more news on the Internet at voanews.com.

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Patient in tribulation.  

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