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> Delayed Parliamentary Elections for Palestine, ... is Abbas up to something?
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post Jun 5 2005, 12:53 AM
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Elections scheduled for July 17 for the nation of Palestine have been delayed, according to sources the reason is "technical." But is it really? Is there a simpler answer?...


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Abbas, who made the announcement in Ramallah, did not give a new date for the election, which had been scheduled for July 17. He said a date would be set after discussions with the Palestinian legislature and rival political factions, including Hamas.


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Abbas has been at odds with the Fatah-dominated parliament over the voting procedure. He wants all candidates chosen on national lists, while some party members believe their chances for re-election would be better with voting by district.


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But the move appeared aimed at fending off the threat by Hamas, which is fielding candidates for parliament for the first time.


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... disgruntlement over years of Fatah corruption, the militant group has captured a number of key races in recent local elections and appears poised for strong gains in the legislative vote as well.


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Hamas officials accused Abbas of stonewalling because of disorganization within his party.


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Hamas and other militant groups agreed the following month to honor the truce in return for pledges from Abbas to give them a formal role in Palestinian decision-making.


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A court ordered a new vote in the districts after Fatah complained of irregularities. But Palestinian election officials postponed the rerun earlier this week after Hamas refused to participate.




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Questions for Debate:

1.) Is delaying this election a ploy for Abbas and his party to retain and gain as much power as possible?

2.) Was Abbas correct in promising seats of power to a militant group, even though the seats of power will be determined by voters? Was the promise worth what it could cost him in lost seats for better qualified people?

3.) Are Hamas correct in claiming there is disorganization in the Fatah party? How soon can this be resolved (if true) to allow for elections?

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