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Why Palestinians are tuning into this reality TV show to select the next president

A Palestinian reality TV show allows the public and a jury to elect a so-called president of Palestine, which shed light on the need to hold free and fair elections in the Palestinian territories.

The bio of Waed Qannam reads like the perfect resume for a potential president of Palestine.

Born in the Arroub refugee camp near Hebron in 1992; graduated in law from Palestine's leading university, Al-Quds; holder of a master's degree in law from Birzeit University; and active in the Fatah movement, Qannam became a resident of Jerusalem after his father, an eye doctor, moved to the Holy City in 2002. His mother is an activist in the Palestinian women's movement and became the director general of the Women's Ministry.

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