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Abbas makes clear elections unlikely soon -officials

Senior Palestinian officials have made clear to the United States and the European Union that new parliamentary and presidential elections are unlikely to be held near-term, Western officials said on Friday. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, who leads the secular Fatah faction, has said he would soon issue decrees calling for early elections despite opposition from Hamas Islamists who seized control of the Gaza Strip in June. Full Story

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