파키스탄 국회가 오늘 첫 여성 국회의장을 선출했습니다.

파미다 미르자 의원은 지난해말 암살당한 베나지르 부토 전 총리가 이끌었던 파키스탄 인민당에 의해 어제 새 국회의장 후보로 지명됐었습니다.

지난달 치러진 총선에서 페르베즈 무샤라프 대통령이 이끄는 여당을 누른 파키스탄 인민당은 파키스탄 무슬림연맹당과 연립정부를 구성한다는 계획입니다.

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Pakistan's parliament has elected its first female speaker.

Fahmida Mirza won the post today (Wednesday), a day after she was nominated by the Pakistan People's Party of slain opposition leader Benazir Bhutto.

Mirza, a businesswoman and lawmaker from Sindh province, is married to a close friend of Bhutto's widower and now party leader, Asif Ali Zardari.

The PPP defeated President Pervez Musharraf's allies in last month's parliamentary elections and plans to form a coalition government with the Pakistan Muslim League-N.

PPP leader Zardari has said he has no plans to run for prime minister -- but political analysts and media outlets speculate he will make a bid for the top post in the new government.