Hamas to run for presidential and municipal elections, again

Middle East Eye, 17 October 2014

With the Islamic movement experiencing every-growing popularity, both in Gaza and the West Bank, Abbas is prepared for Hamas victory in upcoming elections

Hamas top leader in the Gaza Strip Ismail Haniya (AFP)
Hamas top leader in the Gaza Strip Ismail Haniya (AFP)

BEIT HANOUN, GAZA - Hamas has begun preparations for presidential and legislative elections, a senior Hamas political leader Khalil al-Hayya, has announced.

It is the first time that the group has decided to contest a Presidential election and could see a Hamas leader win control of the Palestinian Authority.

 

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