The Palestinian Authority plans to hold presidential elections on Jan. 9. The date for a vote in the West Bank and Gaza Strip was set Saturday, corresponding to the end of a 60-day mourning period for Yasser Arafat. Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Ahmed Qurei called on the United States to press Israel to ease its closures in the territories and facilitate the election process.
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