Palestinians favor jailed leader Barghouthi as Abbas successor: poll

Marwan Barghouthi gestures as Israeli police bring him into the District Court for his judgment hearing in Tel Aviv May 20, 2004. REUTERS/Pool/David Silverman

RAMALLAH, West Bank (Reuters) – Marwan Barghouthi, a Palestinian uprising leader jailed for life by Israel, would win most votes if an election were held to find a successor for 82-year-old President Mahmoud Abbas, a survey released on Wednesday found. The poll was conducted by the Ramallah-based Palestinian Centre for Policy and Survey Research (PCPSR), […]

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