Musharraf likely to cross last hurdle to contest election

September 29, 2007 07:09

Pakistan's Election Commission appeared likely to clear President Gen. Pervez Musharraf's re-election bid Saturday, a day after the Supreme Court quashed legal challenges to his candidacy. Despite dwindling popularity and increasingly bitter opposition, Musharraf, a close US ally, appears set to become a powerful civilian ruler after the October 6 vote by doffing his uniform.

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