BREAKING NEWS ~ Fatah Party nominates Abbas to replace Arafat Russell Adkins at 2:55 PM ET
[JURIST] The ruling Fatah faction of the Palestinian Authority has chosen Mahmoud Abbas as its candidate in the January 9 election to replace Yasser Arafat, whom Abbas, 69, served as for many years as deputy of the Palestinian Liberation Organization. Abbas has already been named to lead the PLO. AP has more.
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