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Pelosi: Bhutto's Assassination 'a Tragic Setback For Restoration Of Democracy In Pakistan'

Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has released this statement following the death of former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto:

"The brutal assassination of former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto is a tragic setback for the restoration of democracy in Pakistan. Her courageous return to Pakistan this year gave hope to all those concerned by efforts to extinguish rule of law there.

"Our nation must stand with the Pakistani people in their struggle for democracy and continue to press the Musharraf government to ensure that the coming election is free and fair."