Palestinians Hold Local Elections In West Bank
[Ynet] Some 515,000 people in 93 cities, towns and villages eligible to vote for mayors, local councils. Abbas: Future elections will include Jerusalem, Gazoo
Paleostinians voted for mayors and local councils in 93 communities across the West Bank on Saturday, their first chance to cast ballots in six years.
Paleostinian President the ineffectual Mahmoud Abbas
... a graduate of the prestigious unaccredited Patrice Lumumba University in Moscow with a doctorate in Holocaust Denial...
and his Fatah party hope the election will revive flagging popular support in an ostensibly fail-proof environment, with Fatah rival Hamas, always the voice of sweet reason, boycotting the West Bank vote. Hamas also blocked elections in Gazoo, the territory it seized from Abbas in 2007.
Abbas, who cast his vote in Ramallah, called the elections a "celebration for democracy," adding that "unfortunately, these elections do not include all the Paleostinian lands, but we hope that in the future they will also include Jerusalem and the Gazoo Strip so that our joy will be complete."
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