03/28/2008 02:45 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Pakistani Supreme Court Says Musharraf Can Run Again

Pakistan's Supreme Court removed the main obstacle to President Gen. Pervez Musharraf's bid for another five years in power when it dismissed legal challenges to his candidacy on Friday.

The judges' 6-3 ruling was hailed by the government and reviled by the opposition, which vowed to keep fighting to sideline him. It keeps the way clear for the U.S.-allied military leader to contest the Oct. 6 election while still holding the powerful position of army chief.