Colombia's Constitutional Court has approved a law that allows presidents to serve more than one term, which could pave the way for the current president to run again.
The decision from the country's highest court came Wednesday.
Colombian President Alvaro Uribe must wait for the court to decide on another measure that sets the rules for incumbents before his name can appear on the ballot for elections set for May.
The president, who was elected in 2002, has instituted tough policies against insurgents and drug traffickers. Colombia has been mired in four decades of civil war.
Some information for this report provided by AP and Reuters.