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Pak presidential election on Sept 6: EC

world Updated: Aug 22, 2008 12:53 IST

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Pakistan's Election Commission on Friday announced that elections to choose a new President will be held on September six.

"Presidential elections will be held on September 6. The nomination papers can be filed from August 26," Election Commission secretary told reporters.

The election will decide the successor of former president Pervez Musharraf, who resigned on Monday to avoid impeachment by the Pakistan People's Party-led ruling coalition.

According to constitutional provisions, presidential polls have to be held within 30 days of the position falling vacant.

A majority of lawmakers of the PPP have backed party chief Asif Ali Zardari as their candidate for the polls though a final decision is expected to be made at a meeting of the party's central executive committee today.