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Abbas weighs early poll after talks fail

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is planning to call early elections, seeing little point in further talks on a government to replace a Hamas-led coalition boycotted by the West, aides said on Saturday. Abbas told senior Palestinian officials “he has gone a long way to form a unity government but he failed” because Hamas objected to join a coalition that met world demands to renounce violence and recognize Israel, an aide to Abbas told Reuters. Full tory

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