November 25, 2009 / 8:24 PM / 8 years ago

Abbas says to stay on until next Palestinian vote

SANTIAGO, Nov 25 (Reuters) - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said on Wednesday he plans to stay on his post until the next election is held, but repeated he will not run for reelection.

"At any time we have the election I will go away and will not run," Abbas told reporters in the Chilean capital Santiago.

Palestinian authorities have said the election, which has been scheduled for Jan. 24, had been postponed.

Reporting by Simon Gardner; Editing by Sandra Maler alonso.soto@thomsonreuters.com; +562-370-4250; Reuters Messaging: alonso.soto.reuters.com@reuters.net

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