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In a U.N. General Assembly speech in September, however, Palestinian Authority Mahmoud Abbas didn’t hint of that, saying he would call for “general elections” in the West Bank, Gaza and eastern Jerusalem.

Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas will not run for re-election, senior Fatah official Jibril Rajoub told Palestine TV on Monday.

Rajoub’s announcement contradicted Hussein al-Sheikh, who recently said that Abbas is Fatah’s only candidate in the next presidential election.

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