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Fatah allowed to merge Palestinian poll lists

Palestinian election authorities cleared the way on Monday for the ruling Fatah movement to merge rival lists of candidates for a January parliamentary ballot and end a damaging split. Rivals in President Mahmoud Abbas’s ruling movement had at first presented two candidate lists, then decided they wanted to merge them into one as a way to counter a challenge from surging Islamist rival Hamas. The ruling of the electoral court was needed because the official deadline for registering candidates was December 14. After an appeal, the court said it would reopen registration for a further six hours. It was not immediately clear when the six hours would begin.Full Story

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