Abbas Voted to Succeed Arafat as Palestinian Chief Palestinian voters chose Mahmoud Abbas as the new president of the Palestinian Authority, succeeding the late Yasser Arafat. NPR's Madeleine Brand speaks with NPR's Julie McCarthy, reporting on the election from Ramallah in the West Bank.
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Abbas Voted to Succeed Arafat as Palestinian Chief

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Abbas Voted to Succeed Arafat as Palestinian Chief

Abbas Voted to Succeed Arafat as Palestinian Chief

Abbas Voted to Succeed Arafat as Palestinian Chief

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Palestinian voters chose Mahmoud Abbas as the new president of the Palestinian Authority, succeeding the late Yasser Arafat. NPR's Madeleine Brand speaks with NPR's Julie McCarthy, reporting on the election from Ramallah in the West Bank.

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