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West Bank local elections bring Hamas, PFLP closer

Local elections in the West Bank seem to have boosted ties between Hamas and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, which are running as allies.
Staff of the Palestinian Central Elections Commission display electoral lists ahead of the upcoming general elections, at the commissions local offices in Ramallah, West Bank, April 6, 2021.

Palestinians headed to the polls March 26 to cast their votes in the second round of the local council elections held in the West Bank. The first voting round took place on Dec. 11, 2021.

The polling in the second round will take place in 50 local councils, including the main cities of the West Bank, amid fierce competition between lists affiliated with families, political parties and independents.

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