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Musharraf addresses possible comeback

March 15, 2010 at 12:31 PM   |   Comments

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BELLEUVE, Wash., March 15 (UPI) -- Former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf says he would return to politics in the country if he believed he had enough support to make a difference.

Musharraf, 61, a retired general, was president of Pakistan from 2001 until he was forced to resign in 2008. He now lives in London and spoke in Belleuve, Wash., Sunday during a tour of the United States.

Musharraf, who assumed power during a bloodless military coup, said he was only interested in returning to power through a democratic process, The Seattle Times reported Monday.

Speaking to several hundred mostly Pakistani-Americans, Musharraf said "most of the politicians" in Pakistan today are engaged in "accusations and counter-accusations.

"I am not interested in that kind of politics," he said.

About 70 protesters gathered outside while Musharraf spoke, some holding signs that said "Dictator Not Welcome." Musharraf faces calls in Pakistan that he be tried for the detention of Supreme Court judges and other alleged violations of the constitution.

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