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Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Pakistan's Supreme Court upholds Musharraf election

The main outstanding challenges to General Pervez Musharraf’s election to another term as president were dismissed Monday by the newly-appointed Supreme Court, leaving only one petition remaining, The New York Times reported the same day.

Musharraf won the election on October 6, however, the Supreme Court ordered that the court hear challenges from other candidates before confirming the results.

The Supreme Court was then dismissed on November 3, and a new court of 11 judges, who took an oath under the temporary Provisional Constitutional Order, was established. Only four judges from the previous Supreme Court took the oath. The court is now considered to be pro-government, and a ruling in Musharraf’s favor was expected.

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