Mom Said Democracy Is The Best Revenge: Bhutto's Son

03/28/2008 02:45 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Declan Walsh The Guardian (U.K.)

Benazir Bhutto's 19-year-old son Bilawal was catapulted into the maelstrom of Pakistani politics yesterday, appointed leader of her party just three days after the assassination that plunged the country into chaos.

It is arguably the most perilous job in Pakistani politics. Bilawal's grandfather died at the gallows, his mother following last week's bomb and bullet attack. But his leadership will be initially symbolic because the party will be stewarded by his father, Asif Zardari, until his studies at Oxford are over.

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