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Palestinian elections

Palestinian Strongman Dahlan Rules Out Presidential Run

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’s top internecine rival, Mohammad Dahlan, often mentioned as a possible candidate to succeed the 81-year-old leader, said Sunday he will not run for president in future Palestinian elections.

Palestinian senior Fatah official Mohammed Dahlan

Palestinians Take Tentative Step Toward Local Elections

Palestinian political parties began registering candidates for municipal elections on Wednesday, the first step in years toward a democratic vote but one that threatens to re-inflame tensions between the rival Fatah and Hamas movements.

Palestinian poll officials tally the votes at a polling station in the West Bank city of Ramallah on October 20, 2012. Polling stations were closed in the West Bank after 12 hours of voting in the first Palestinian election since 2006, with voters casting their ballots in a municipal poll …

Hamas to Participate in Local Palestinian Elections

Hamas has announced that it will field a full list of candidates in Palestinian local and municipal elections scheduled for October, in an apparent surprise for the Palestinian Authority (PA).