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Many questions surround possible Palestinian elections

Some Fatah members say President Mahmoud Abbas will be the party's sole candidate in the potential presidential election, though others may have their eyes on the office.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas attends the 30th Arab Summit in Tunis, Tunisia March 31, 2019. REUTERS/Zoubeir Souissi - RC144511DDC0
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RAMALLAH, West Bank — President Mahmoud Abbas' high-profile announcement that elections will be held in all the Palestinian territories has spurred conflicting opinions on whether his Fatah party will unwaveringly stick with Abbas as its sole candidate, and whether Abbas really intends to hold elections at all.

Hussein al-Sheikh, a member of Fatah's Central Committee, took to Twitter on Oct. 15 to say that once the Palestinian Central Election Commission completes its consultations, Abbas will be setting the dates for legislative and presidential elections.

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