Around half a million Palestinians Saturday went to the ballot booths to elect 93 municipal councils in the West Bank in the first municipal elections held in the territory since 2005. However, the Gaza Strip ruled by Islamic Hamas movement has been...
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West Bank (AP) Palestinians voted for new local councils in dozens of West Bank towns in long delayed elections Saturday, part of an attempt by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and his Fatah movement to recapture dwindling political legitimacy.
New Palestinians in the West Bank Saturday voted in the first local election since 2005 in what Palestinian Authority leaders described as a "true democracy wedding." Despite the festive atmosphere, turnout was relatively low, as only 35% of voters...
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Palestinians voted in local elections in the Israel-occupied West Bank on Saturday, their first vote for six years and one with little choice, out of step with democratic revolutions elsewhere in the Arab world. The results were expected to largely...
Palestinians voted for mayors and local councils in 93 communities across the West Bank on Saturday, their first chance to cast ballots in six years. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and his Fatah party hope the election will revive flagging...