PA Wants To Delay Elections
By Micah Halpern
Saturday December 17, 2005
Palestinian Authority leadership is going to want to delay the Parliamentary elections that are scheduled for January 25, 2006.
The PA has suffered some serious popularity setbacks.
This is a huge blow to the success of Fatah, the military arm of the PA, and to the PA itself.
Internal struggles are also compromising the strength of Fatah and the PA.
The PA will try to push off the elections so that they can buy more votes by stepping up their social services and gain in popularity.
Hamas and the Fatah Young Guard have already organized rallies against a delay in elections. Some Fatah Young Guard members, weapons in hand, took over a Fatah headquarters to protest any delay.
The situation is tense. Tensions will continue to escalate.