Report: Palestinians to plan elections, Abbas won't run

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas told members of his Fatah faction that he plans to discuss Palestinian elections with Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal when the two meet in Cairo later this month, but said he would not run for office again, London-based daily Al-Hayat reported Monday.
Elections for the PA presidency and the National Legislative Council will be held in May of 2012 and Abbas asked the senior Fatah officials to make serious preparations for the polls, according to the report.
Abbas reminded his fellow party members that he warned them months ago about upcoming elections and reaffirmed that he will not run for reelection, as he has said before, Al-Hayat reported.
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