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What's delaying Palestinian elections?

Fatah and Hamas keep accusing each other of hindering the election process while expressing their willingness to work together.
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RAMALLAH, West Bank — The Ramallah-based Central Elections Commission will launch an electronic registration process in February to update the annual register of voters, though there is no hope of holding presidential and legislative elections any time soon in Palestine.

On Jan. 8, Mousa Abu Marzouk, a member of Hamas’ political bureau, announced the “movement’s willingness to go through the presidential and legislative elections and the elections of the Palestine Liberation Organization’s National Council as soon as possible,” placing the ball in President Mahmoud Abbas’ court. It's an approach to show that Hamas is not the one disrupting the elections and that Abbas should first issue a presidential decree to hold the elections.

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