Abbas's Fatah, Hamas face off in municipal vote (Reuters)




 
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May 5th, 2005  
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Topic: Abbas's Fatah, Hamas face off in municipal vote (Reuters)


Reuters - Palestinians voted on Thursday in
municipal elections with the corruption-tinged Fatah movement
of President Mahmoud Abbas facing a stiff challenge from the
ascendant Islamic militant faction Hamas. More than 2,500
candidates were vying for seats on 84 municipal councils across
the Israeli-occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip in what could be
a test of sentiment over the halting pace of political and
security reforms pledged by Abbas.

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