December 2009
Middle East Reporter (Daily Edition);12/9/2009, Vol. 189 Issue 4750, p14
The article reports on the claim of Fatah Central Committee member Jamal al-Mheisen that no Fatah member is permitted to run in presidential elections without endorsement from the organization in Palestine. It cites the possibility that imprisoned Fatah leader Marwan Barghouti will run for president if President Mahmoud Abbas declines to run in presidential elections. It reveals the reason why Abbas has decided not to run for president.


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