Hussain, Mamnoon

Hussain, Mamnoon, 1940–, Pakistani political leader and businessman. An ally of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif , he joined the Pakistan Muslim League–Nawaz and briefly served (1999) as governor of Sindh prov. In July, 2013, he was elected to succeed Asif Ali Zardari as president, a largely ceremonial post.

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