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Abbas announces amended electoral law
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08:08, September 03, 2007

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Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas Sunday announced the new edition of the Palestinian election law, which was given adjustments favorable to Abbas' Fatah against the rival Hamas in the future elections.

At a joint press conference with visiting EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana, President Abbas announced the changes have been made to the Palestinian electoral law.

The overhaul of the law was seen as the latest measure taken by Abbas in competing with the rival Hamas, which stands against his power in Gaza since its violent takeover the enclave in mid-June.

The amended electoral law called off the voting for the district parliament seats, stipulating that all seats will be elected from a national list.

Hamas defeated Fatah overwhelmingly in 2006 legislative elections, during which it won a large majority in the district voting prior to the end of the national voting.

Source: Xinhua

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