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bhutto_rally_1227.jpgPakistani opposition leader Benazir Bhutto, 54, was killed today at a campaign rally where she spoke before thousands of supporters.  A sucide bomber shot her in the neck and chest before blowing himself up.  At least 20 others were killed.

Bhutto, a former prime minister of Pakistan, returned to the country from exile on October 18th.  That same day, she was almost injured in a suicide bomber attack that killed 140 people at her homecoming parade.

No one has claimed responsibility for Bhutto's asassination, but some of her supporters believe that Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf was behind it.  Musharaff was well known as her main political opponent.

Bhutto's party, which is Pakistan's largest political party, is left without her leadership just days before Pakistan's parliamentary election.  Her party had been expected to do well.

In photo above, Pakistani opposition leader Benazir Bhutto waves to supporters at a campaign rally shortly before she was gunned down.  Photo credtit: Mian Khursheed/Reuters

 

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Argentina's first lady and president-elect senator Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner celebrates at her campaign headquarters in Buenos Aires, October 28, 2007. (Andres Stapff/Reuters)

Argentina elected its first woman president on Sunday!

From Reuters:

First Lady Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner will become Argentina's first elected female president after taking victory in Sunday's election.

A center-leftist senator, she is expected to continue the policies of her husband, President Nestor Kirchner, who has overseen an economic boom following a deep crisis in 2001-02.

See also:

First lady claims victory in Argentina [AP]

Argentina's first lady crusies to victory [Reuters]

FACTBOX: Policies of Argentina's President Elect [Reuters]

Argentina's first lady wins top job [Reuters]

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