Monday, January 10, 2005

Abbas Is Palestine’s New President

According to the initial results that were released today, Fatah candidate Mahmud Abbas (Abu Mazin) got 66.7% of the West Bank's votes and 65% of the Gaza Strip's, which means he won the Palestinian presidential elections with 95% of the votes counted.
Palestinian National Initiative candidate Mustafa al-Barghuthi got 21% of the West Bank votes and 18% of the Gaza Strip's.
Source: AlJazeera