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Palestinian local elections on front burner

The postponed local Palestinian elections might be scheduled in 2017 amid talks about possibly holding them in phases starting next May.
Palestinian judges discuss a petition to suspend municipal elections, at the High Court office in the West Bank city of Ramallah September 8, 2016. REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman   - RTX2OMZF
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It looks like the Palestinian municipal elections that were postponed in September might take place in 2017.

Hisham Kuhail, the executive director of the Central Elections Commission, was quoted in the local al-Hayat al-Jadida newspaper Jan. 5 as saying the local elections will take place in the first half of 2017.

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