Bhutto's son new leader of Pakistan opposition party (video)

Other News Materials 30 December 2007 17:55 (UTC +04:00)

( dpa ) - Bilawal Zardari, the 19-year-old son of assassinated Pakistani opposition leader Benazir Bhutto, was chosen Sunday to succeed her as chairman of the Pakistan People's Party, local TV reported.

Bhutto's husband, Asif Ali Zardari, was appointed vice chairman and will be in charge of day-to-day affairs until Bilawal finishes his studies at Oxford University in England, Aaj TV reported.

Geo TV and ARY TV also reported that the younger Zardari had been elected chairman by the party's central executive committee, which also appointed a 7-member commission to advise him, which includes his father.