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News and updates about PA Elections

Abbas to meet Macron in Paris

PA chairman set to discuss peace process and PA elections with French President during July 20 meeting.

Abbas to meet Macron in Paris

PA announces municipal elections to be held in December

PA electoral commission says municipal elections will be held in PA-assigned areas of Judea and Samaria and Gaza, if Hamas allows the vote.

PA announces municipal elections to be held in December

Hamas: Postponement of elections harmed reconciliation efforts

Senior Hamas official Saleh Arouri says Abbas' decision to postpone PA elections was made without consultations.

Hamas: Postponement of elections harmed reconciliation efforts

Jewish leaders condemn postponement of PA elections

Conference of Presidents criticizes PA chairman Mahmoud Abbas for postponing the elections that had been scheduled for later this month.

Jewish leaders condemn postponement of PA elections

European countries denounce postponement of PA elections

France, Germany, Italy and Spain urge PA to announce new date for elections as soon as possible.

European countries denounce postponement of PA elections

Hamas threatens confrontation with PA

Senior Hamas official threatens to take to the streets and clash with PA after Abbas decides to postpone parliamentary elections.

Hamas threatens confrontation with PA

Official: Abbas postpones PA elections

PA chairman officially announces that the PA elections will be postponed, cites Israel refusal to permit Jerusalem Arabs to vote.

Official: Abbas postpones PA elections

PA official: Jerusalem is an essential part of our faith

Deputy Fatah leader: Holding elections in Jerusalem is a "political and sovereign issue not a technical or procedural issue".

PA official: Jerusalem is an essential part of our faith

PA: Israel is guilty of thwarting elections

Abbas spokesman calls on the international community to pressure Israel to allow PA elections to be held in eastern Jerusalem as well.

PA: Israel is guilty of thwarting elections

Hamas: We will not be part of a decision to postpone elections

Hamas makes clear it is against any postponement of the PA legislative elections that are scheduled to take place next month.

Hamas: We will not be part of a decision to postpone elections

PA leadership to discuss postponement of elections

The PA has threatened to cancel the May elections if Israel does not permit Arabs residing in eastern Jerusalem to vote.

PA leadership to discuss postponement of elections

Why the PA now wants to postpone Palestinian elections

New obstacles have emerged that could again delay or even cancel the planned PA elections.

Why the PA now wants to postpone Palestinian elections

Abbas: There will be no elections without eastern Jerusalem

PA chairman clarifies the PA is adamant on having Arab residents of eastern Jerusalem vote in next month's elections.

Abbas: There will be no elections without eastern Jerusalem

UN demands Israel permit PA election to take place in Jerusalem

UN calls on Israel to permit all eligible Palestinian Arabs residing in eastern Jerusalem to vote in next month's elections.

UN demands Israel permit PA election to take place in Jerusalem

Hamas official warns against postponing elections

Senior Hamas official: Any change to timetable for the elections will deal a heavy blow to reconciliation efforts.

Hamas official warns against postponing elections

PA official: 90% chance elections are cancelled

The PA has hinted at the possibility that the elections will be postponed if Israel does not allow them to be held in eastern Jerusalem.

PA official: 90% chance elections are cancelled

Abbas aide: Postponing the elections is on the table

PA chairman's aide Nabil Shaath says elections could be postponed if Israel refuses to let them take place in eastern Jerusalem.

Abbas aide: Postponing the elections is on the table

Hamas demands elections in Jerusalem

Deputy Hamas leader says Palestinian people have a right to hold parliamentary elections in eastern Jerusalem.

Hamas demands elections in Jerusalem

EU: Israel must not obstruct PA elections

EU representative to the PA says EU is in contact with Israel to allow for PA elections to be held "without obstacles".

EU: Israel must not obstruct PA elections

PA demands elections in eastern Jerusalem

PA "foreign minister" calls on international community to pressure Israel to allow PA elections to be held in eastern Jerusalem.

PA demands elections in eastern Jerusalem

PA approves 36 candidate lists for elections

PA election officials announce that 36 candidate lists had been approved to run in legislative elections set for next month.

PA approves 36 candidate lists for elections

'Palestinian elections are ultimately a matter for the Palestinian people'

State Department spokesman responds to presence of convicted terrorists in Fatah election slate.

'PA elections are ultimately a matter for Palestinian people'

PA to EU: Pressure Israel to permit elections in Jerusalem

PA cabinet leader to EU diplomats: Arabs in Jerusalem must participate in the elections, whether by voting or as candidates.

PA to EU: Pressure Israel to permit elections in Jerusalem

Archterrorist Barghouti officially submits bid to challenge Abbas

Marwan Barghouti, who is serving several life sentences in Israel, to run in PA election on independent list.

Archterrorist Barghouti submits bid to challenge Abbas

Archterrorist Barghouti to challenge Abbas in PA election

Marwan Barghouti, who is serving five life sentences in Israel, to submit independent list for upcoming PA parliamentary election.

Archterrorist Barghouti to challenge Abbas in PA election

Hamas claims Israel intervening in PA elections

Senior Hamas official claims Israel arrested senior members of the group in Judea and Samaria and threatened them.

Hamas claims Israel intervening in PA elections

Archterrorist won't run separately in upcoming PA election

Senior Fatah official says prisoner Marwan Barghouti has accepted the Fatah movement's strategic concept, and will not run independently.

Archterrorist won't run separately in upcoming PA election

Could Hamas and Fatah run in one slate in the elections?

Hamas and Fatah leaders support joint slate that will run in the upcoming general elections to the Palestinian parliament.

Could Hamas and Fatah run in one slate in the elections?

Hamas releases 45 prisoners ahead of PA elections

Hamas says prisoner release is "a goodwill gesture" ahead of PA general elections.

Hamas releases 45 prisoners ahead of PA elections

Hamas won't nominate candidate for PA elections

In a likely boon for Abbas, Hamas has decided it will not be nominating a candidate for the PA “presidential elections”.

Hamas won't nominate candidate for PA elections

EU warns Abbas against cancelling elections

European officials reportedly warned PA chairman that cancelling the May elections could affect European aid for the PA.

EU warns Abbas against cancelling elections

Hamas seeks Turkish supervision of PA election

Hamas leader calls on President Erdogan to pressure Israel to allow elections to PA parliament to take place in eastern Jerusalem.

Hamas seeks Turkish supervision of PA election

Islamic Jihad to boycott PA elections

Islamic Jihad has boycotted all previous Palestinian presidential and parliamentary elections.

Islamic Jihad to boycott PA elections

PA organizations agree on general elections

Representatives of PA organizations meet in Cairo, agree to hold general elections that will also be held in eastern Jerusalem.

PA organizations agree on general elections

PA: Residents of Jerusalem are entitled to vote and be elected

PA Central Election Commission says "Palestinians" of Jerusalem have the right to vote and stand as candidates in the general election.

PA: Residents of Jerusalem are entitled to vote and be elected

Hamas and Fatah to discuss joint election run

Representatives of PA organizations will meet in Cairo early in an effort to reach an understanding on holding general elections.

Hamas and Fatah to discuss joint election run

Archterrorist Barghouti to run for PA leadership

Senior Fatah official confirms that terrorist prisoner Marwan Barghouti is determined to run in PA election and replace Abbas.

Archterrorist Barghouti to run for PA leadership

Abbas archrival denied opportunity to run with Fatah

Fatah movement turns down proposal made by Mohammed Dahlan to run on a joint list in the upcoming elections.

Abbas archrival denied opportunity to run with Fatah

PA invites European officials to serve as observers in elections

PA extends official invitations to the European Parliament and EU to serve as observers in upcoming general elections.

PA invites European officials to serve as observers in elections

PA pressuring: Allow elections in Jerusalem

PA cabinet leader asks international community to pressure Israel to allow PA parliament elections in eastern Jerusalem as well.

PA pressuring: Allow elections in Jerusalem