Bilawal Bhutto will finish at Oxford University before assuming the responsibilities of party chairman.
Benazir Bhutto’s teenage son has been named the chairman of her Pakistan People’s Party, although her husband will run the PPP until Bilawal finishes college. Asif Ali Zardari refused to allow his wife to be autopsied but has asked the U.N. and Britain to investigate her assassination.
Another senior party official, vice-chairman Makhdoom Amin Fahim, said Ms Bhutto had named Mr Zardari as her successor as party chairman.
But he said Mr Zardari had turned it down in favour of his son - a decision he said the party leadership had endorsed.
Mr Zardari also announced that the couple’s children would now change their names and be called Bhutto Zardari.