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Palestinians Split over Political Hopefuls

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Palestinians Split over Political Hopefuls

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Palestinians Split over Political Hopefuls

Palestinians Split over Political Hopefuls

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Yasser Arafat's Fatah movement, the dominant Palestinian political faction, has nominated 69-year-old Mahmoud Abbas to run in the Jan. 9 presidential election. But the party's young guard — and many Palestinian militants — prefer Marwan Barghouti, 45, who plans to run from prison. NPR's Linda Gradstein reports.

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