Pakistan to Elect New President on Sept. 6

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Pakistan's election commission says lawmakers will elect the country's new president on Sept. 6.

Members of the federal and provincial assemblies must select a successor to Pervez Musharraf, who resigned on Monday to avoid impeachment charges.

Commission Secretary Kanwar Dilshad announced Friday that the vote will take place on Sept. 6. He says nomination papers will be accepted from Aug. 26 and can be withdrawn until Aug. 30. He did not announce a final date for nominations.

Wrangling over who should be president is adding to the pressure on the shaky coalition government which pushed Musharraf from power but disagrees on other key issues.