Man set to become Pakistan's next prime minister could be called the Islamist comeback kid

May 13, 2013 6:57 AM

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Man set to become Pakistan's next prime minister could be called the Islamist comeback kid

ISLAMABAD – The man set to become Pakistan's next prime minister after historic elections over the weekend could be called the Islamist comeback kid.

Nawaz Sharif has held the job twice before, but the last time didn't end so well. The 63-year-old was toppled in a coup by the country's army chief in 1999 and sent into exile in Saudi Arabia. He spent years in the steamy Gulf before brokering his return in 2007.

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