Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Fatah estimates it won 46 pct, Hamas 30 - official


Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas's Fatah party estimated that it won 46 percent of the vote in Wednesday's parliamentary election, ahead of Hamas with over 30 percent, a Fatah official said.

The internal Fatah estimate was roughly in line with surveys ahead of the first parliamentary election in a decade. But pollsters have cautioned that their could be a large margin of error in their projections.

Hamas said it doubted the accuracy of the estimates and wanted to wait for the count.