Does the MMA hold the trump cards

Posted on May 7, 2007. Filed under: Jamaat-e-Islami, JUI, Politics |

Here is a thought: To be elected the president needs the provincial assemblies of NWFP and Balochistan. Those are the domain of the MMA. The chief ministers of these provinces can ask the governors to dissolve the assemblies. The law of the land says: governors have to grant the petition and prepare for fresh elections. Should such a thing occur we will be short two assemblies. Not being a student of our constitution, I don’t know if there exists then the possibility, whereby the president can still get elected from the remaining assemblies. If not, that is a couple of swords hanging precariously above the door of his presidency.

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