(Worthy News) - Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas will renew a pledge to hold fresh parliamentary elections in a speech to the UN General Assembly on Thursday, a senior official said.
Abbas will say that “after he returns to Palestine he will call parliamentary elections and specify a date and begin formal preparations,” Ahmed Majdalani, a senior Palestinian official and Abbas aide, told AFP on Wednesday.
Abbas, 84, has made similar pledges in recent years, but no Palestinian parliamentary elections have taken place since 2006. [ Source: Times of Israel (Read More...) ]
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