Politics of Pakistan

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The politics of Pakistan are organised through the Constitution of Pakistan, which defines the branches of government and specifies that the country be an Islamic republic with a federal parliamentary system. The President of Pakistan, who is head of state and commander-in-chief of the armed forces, has been Asif Ali Zardari since 6th September 2008.

The Parliament of Pakistan has two chambers, the National Assembly and the Senate. The country's head of government is the Prime Minister of Pakistan, who is elected by the National Assembly. Nawaz Sharif of the Muslim League became Prime Minister in May 2013, following elections which saw the first change from one elected government to another in the country's history.