The Palestinian parliament has passed a new electoral law, removing an obstacle that had delayed elections for a new legislature.

The new law creates a mixed electoral system, with half the lawmakers to be chosen by districts and the other half to be chosen from a national slate of party candidates.

Differences over the voting system led to the postponement earlier this month of elections that had been scheduled for mid-July. There is no word yet on a date for re-scheduled elections.

Some information for this report provided by AFP and AP.