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Will Nasser al-Qudwa be the dark horse of Palestinian presidential race?

Nasser al-Qudwa seems to be emerging as the dark horse in the Palestinian election gambit. A look at his strategy for the Palestinian elections.
Nasser al-Kidwa, a member of Fatah's Central Committee and the nephew of late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, speaks during a press conference in the West Bank City of Ramallah, on January 18, 2017, - Al-Qidwa, widely seen as a possible successor to Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas, held a news conference on the outgoing US administration of Barack Obama and Donald Trump's presidency. (Photo by Abbas MOMANI / AFP)        (Photo credit should read ABBAS MOMANI/AFP via Getty Images)

Palestinian politics got even more complicated this week, with Fatah Central Committee member and former Palestinian Foreign Minister Nasser al-Qudwa insisting on his opposition to the official Fatah electoral strategy while linking his political future to that of imprisoned leader Marwan Barghouti.

The latest attempt by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to convince Qudwa not to run on a separate list has failed to pave the way for a possible challenge in the upcoming May 22 elections for the Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC).

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