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Palestinians Prepare for Presidential Vote

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Palestinians Prepare for Presidential Vote

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Palestinians Prepare for Presidential Vote

Palestinians Prepare for Presidential Vote

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A supporter of presumed frontrunner Mahmoud Abbas stands near posters of the presidential candidate in a West Bank town. Reuters hide caption

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Mahmoud Abbas, the presumed favorite in Sunday's Palestinian elections, is running a robust campaign, backed by the late Yasser Arafat's Fatah movement. Seven candidates are running to succeed Arafat as Palestinian Authority president. NPR's Julie McCarthy reports.

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