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Poll: 65% of Palestinians want Abbas out

A recent opinion poll showed that a majority of Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza Strip want President Mahmoud Abbas to resign, but the success of any elected replacement will be contingent on international approval.
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GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — The findings of a recent opinion poll conducted by the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research were clear and surprising.

The survey, conducted June 2-4, showed that 65% of the public in the West Bank and Gaza Strip want President Mahmoud Abbas to resign. “Demand for Abbas’ resignation stands at 64% in the West Bank and 67% in the Gaza Strip,” read the findings. The survey indicated that 31% want Abbas to remain in office.

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