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Wednesday, January 25, 2006

 

AP: Close Palestinian election predicted

By KARIN LAUB, Associated Press Writer - 2 hours, 33 minutes ago

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Amid tight security and a sea of green and yellow flags, Palestinians cast ballots in their first parliamentary election in a decade Wednesday — a historic vote that could shape the future of the peace process with Israel.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, also known as Abu Mazen, casts his ballot as he votes for the Palestinian Parliamentary elections at a polling station at his headquarters in the West Bank town of Ramallah Wednesday Jan. 25, 2006.(AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, also known as Abu Mazen, left, casts his ballot as he votes for the Palestinian Parliamentary elections at a polling station at his headquarters in the West Bank town of Ramallah Wednesday Jan. 25, 2006. (AP Photo-Muhammed Muheisen)

Both the ruling Fatah Party and its challenger, the Islamic militant Hamas, said they were confident of victory, while pollsters said the race was too close to call. Both parties said they would consider a coalition if no clear victor emerges.

Full story:  AP-Yahoo News.

Dave Haigler, Abilene, Texas
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