As the election for a new president proceeded on 6th September 2008 after the resignation of Pervez Musharraf, Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) activists constructed a simple yet effective homage outside the Presidential Palace in Islamabad to Benazir Bhutto, leader of the PPP prior to her assassination in December 2007. The framed photographs placed on a grassy embankment along Constitution Avenue were a powerful visual reminder of the life of Pakistan's twice elected female prime minister, hailed as a hero for promoting democracy and removed from office two times on grounds of alleged corruption. Following her assassination she was named one of seven winners of the United Nations Prize in the Field of human Rights. Asif Ali Zardari, current leader of the PPP and Benazir's widow succeeded to win the election and become the 11th President of Pakistan.

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