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  • A Palestinian watches a rally marking the 46th anniversary of the founding of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, in Gaza City.

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The October local elections won't only have Hamas and Fatah on the ballot.

Palestinian politicians are uniting in a first-ever left-wing coalition to win the October local elections, Quds Press reported on Wednesday.

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Qais Abdul-Karim, head of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine, said in a press conference Wednesday that his party would form a coalition with four others in order to “overcome the mutual popularization (between Hamas and Fatah) which corrupts the Palestinian political process.”

The new coalition, the “Democratic Alliance,” would be committed to transparency and propose candidates who enjoy a wide base among left-wing Palestinians in an attempt to unite the Palestine Liberation Organization.

The other parties, which previously ran separately, are the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, the Palestinian Popular Party, the Palestinian Initiative and the Palestinian Democratic Union.

“This pushed the left-wing forces to unite and provide a unified vision with social dimensions that serve all Palestinians and not a particular movement,” said Kayed al-Ghul, a member of the PFLP, in an interview with a PFLP-affiliated website.

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