U.S. ally President Pervez Musharraf said he would resign today. Musharraf has been under pressure to leave office, due to the ruling party's attempt to impeach him, and told the country, "I don't want the people of Pakistan to slide deeper and deeper into uncertainty....I am not asking for anything. I will let the people of Pakistan decide my future." Musharraf rose to power in a "bloodless coup" in 1999, but, per CNN, "his power had eroded since parties opposed to his rule swept to victory in February's parliamentary elections." His resignation will likely to accepted by the parliament and he has reportedly been granted "safe passage" out of the country.
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