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01/07/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Pakistan President's Leadership Abilities Being Questioned

Reporting from Islamabad, Pakistan -- A year ago, Asif Ali Zardari was a political footnote. He was best known as the corruption-tainted, polo-loving husband of Benazir Bhutto, the charismatic former Pakistani prime minister who appeared poised to make a dramatic return to power.

Now Zardari, who took over leadership of Bhutto's party after she was assassinated Dec. 27 and became president three months ago, finds himself head of state at a time of extraordinary turmoil, even by Pakistani standards.

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