Two estranged Fatah leaders to run for parliamentary polls

Occupied Palestine (QNN)- Two estranged prominent leaders of Fatah movement formed a group to contest parliamentary polls against official candidates.

The newly formed National Democratic Forum led by Naser al Qudwa negotiated an electoral arrangement with Fadwa Barghouti, wife of iconic jailed leader Marwan Barghouti, queering the pitch for the Fatah, the dominant faction in the ruling Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) headed by President Mahmoud Abbas.

Nasser Al-Qudwa, who will lead the coalition as per the arrangement was expelled from Fatah in early March for his attempt to field a separate list of candidates.

Barghouti is expected to run for the presidency of the Palestinian Authority, according to the same source.

With this new alliance in the fray, three lists from the Fatah have joined the contest that includes the official list headed by Mahmoud al-Aloul, deputy leader of Fatah, the Qudwah-Barghouti coalition, and the list of Abu Dhabi-based sacked leader Mohamed Dahlan.

(Source / 02.04.2021)

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