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Abbas Declares Win in Palestine's Presidential Race

Fattah candidate Mahmoud Abbas declares victory over his closest rival, Mustafa Barghouti, in Palestine's presidential race. With turnout estimated at more than 60 percent, polls show a large lead for Abbas, who would succeed Yasser Arafat.

Nearly 1.8 million Palestinians visited the polls Sunday to cast their votes for a new president. Hear NPR's Jacki Lyden and NPR's Julie McCarthy.

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Julie McCarthy has spent most of career traveling the world for NPR. She's covered wars, prime ministers, presidents and paupers. But her favorite stories "are about the common man or woman doing uncommon things," she says.
Jacki Lyden
Longtime listeners recognize Jacki Lyden's voice from her frequent work as a substitute host on NPR. As a journalist who has been with NPR since 1979, Lyden regards herself first and foremost as a storyteller and looks for the distinctive human voice in a huge range of national and international stories.
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