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Tags: Palestinian | Elections

Imprisoned Palestinian Leader's Entry Shakes up Planned Vote

Wednesday, 31 March 2021 05:01 PM EDT

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — A popular Palestinian uprising leader imprisoned by Israel submitted on Wednesday an independent list of candidates to run in the upcoming parliamentary elections, dealing a tough blow to President Mahmoud Abbas.

The last-minute move by Marwan Barghouti could severely weaken the prospects of Abbas’ Fatah party and boost the prospects of the Islamic militant Hamas group.

Nasser Kidweh, a supporter of Barghouti, confirmed the filing just before a midnight deadline.

The election is scheduled for May.

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A popular Palestinian uprising leader imprisoned by Israel submitted on Wednesday an independent list of candidates to run in the upcoming parliamentary elections, dealing a tough blow to President Mahmoud Abbas.The last-minute move by Marwan Barghouti could severely weaken...
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2021-01-31
Wednesday, 31 March 2021 05:01 PM
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