Senior Palestinian officials ruled out on Thursday that Mahmoud Abbas would quit his post as Palestinian president during the upcoming meeting of Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) Central Council on Dec. 15.

Abbas hinted last month that he would quit his post as the president of the Palestinian National Authority (PNA) if the general Palestinian elections could not be held in January 2010 in the Palestinian territories as it was decided in a decree he issued on Oct. 24.

Jamal Meheisen, central committee member of Abbas’ Fatah party said that Fatah party’s leaders insisted that Abbas was still the only candidate of the movement for the president of the PNA. Source: Xinhua

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