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Benazir Bhutto: Prime Minister, Pakistan, 1988-1990, 1993-1997, d.2007


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Benazir Bhutto: Prime Minister, Pakistan, 1988-1990, 1993-1997, d.2007

In Memory: Benazir Bhutto was born on June 21, 1953 in Pakistan. She was the eldest daughter of former Prime Minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto. She completed her early education in Pakistan, and then got her Bachelor of the Arts degree in Radcliffe College at Harvard University in the United States. Later on, Bhutto obtained her Master's degree in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at Oxford University. In 1976, she was elected president of the Oxford Union, becoming the first Asian woman to head this prestigious society. After her father’s execution, she became a leader of the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP), her father’s political party. Bhutto was elected as Prime Minister for the first time in 1988 at the age of 35, becoming the first and youngest woman in this position, and then subsequently re-elected in 1993. During her terms as Prime Minister, she was known for her political astuteness and her initiatives emphasizing industrial development and growth in Pakistan. She was assassinated on December 27, 2007, after departing a PPP rally in Rawalpindi, two weeks before the scheduled Pakistani general election of 2008 where she was the leading opposition candidate. 

 
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