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Fatah candidate Mahmud Abbas has won the Palestinian presidential elections with 95% of the votes counted.
According to the initial results that were released on Monday, Abbas won 66.7% of the West Bank's votes and 65% of the Gaza Strip's.
Palestinian National Initiative candidate Mustafa al-Barghuthi won 21% of the West Bank votes and 18% of the Gaza Strip's. Abbas declared himself the winner early on Monday.
The Palestine Liberation Organisation chairman immediately dedicated his victory to late leader Yasir Arafat.
LONDON - World leaders on Monday welcomed the election of Mahmoud Abbas as Palestinian Authority president, saying it showed Palestinians want to reform their government and find a negotiated solution with Israel.
German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder said his country and other European nations would do everything possible to help Abbas create an "independent, viable and democratic" Palestinian state.
"I trust that the Palestinian people will follow the path you have chosen of renouncing violence and carrying out comprehensive reforms," Schroeder wrote in a telegram to Abbas, whom he invited to visit Germany.
Russian President Vladimir Putin lso sent a message to the Palestinian leader, looking forward to cooperation on achieving "a just Palestinian-Israeli settlement on the basis of the 'road map' (peace plan) and resolutions of the UN Security Council.
Well, according to Nostrodamus, the third antichrist's name is Mabbas...(sometimes Mabus, etc.). Either way, it doesn't really look good does it?
January 11, 2005
US President George W. Bush said today he would invite Mahmoud Abbas, winner of the Palestinian presidential election, to Washington.
"I offer my congratulations to Abu Mazen. I look forward to talking to him at the appropriate time. I look forward to welcoming him here to Washington if he chooses to come here," Mr Bush told reporters at the White House.
Originally posted by superdude
It mentions Mabbas? That's wuite a coincidence. Didn't he also prophecise that the antichrist wears a blue turban? Any info on this?
Who is Mabus the Third Anti-Christ
* Denotes Deceased
Dr. Mahmoud Zahar , Mahmoud Abbas , Moqtada al-Sadr , The Great Imam Mahdi , Muammar al-Qaddafi , Saddam Hussein , * Ahmed Shah Massoud , Abdullah Ahmed Abdullah , Osama Bin Laden , * Yehiya Ayyash , Abu Musab al Zarqawi , Ayman Al-Zawahiri , * Abu Abbas , Hassan Nasrallah , Abdul Qadeer Khan , Muhammad Atef , Ariel Sharon , Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani , Imad Fayez Mugniyah , *Yasser Arafat , Mohammad Khatami , Bashir Assad , Azzam the American , *Sheikh Ahmed Yassin , * Abdel Aziz Rantisi , George W. Bush , Bill Clinton , John D. Negroponte , Howard Dean , Dick Cheney , Bill Gates , John Kerry , Bill Frist , Donald Rumsfeld , John Edwards , Louis Farrakhan , Matt Drudge , Ralph Nader , Alan Greenspan , Gijs de Vries , Jacques Chirac , Vladimir Putin , Rosalinda Celentano , Gerhard Schroder , Prince Charles , Prince William , Pope John Paul II , Tony Blair , Maitreya , Kim Jong Il
An antichrist could be influential in starting a string of events that cause the world to destabilize, resulting in war, large-scale destruction and suffering.
Bad Bad Bad
ISRAELI Prime Minister Ariel Sharon telephoned Mahmoud Abbas today to congratulate him on his election as Palestinian president, the highest-level Israeli-Palestinian contact in years.
"Mr Abbas and Mr Sharon spoke about ways to revive the peace process and about a meeting between the two, which will be set up in the next few days," said Maher Shalabi, a spokesman for Mr Abbas.
The two men, who last met in 2003 when Mr Abbas was Palestinian prime minister, spoke for 10 minutes, officials said.