The PA Will Cancel Elections
By Micah Halpern
Thursday January 12, 2006
There is almost no doubt in my mind that the Palestinian Authority will postpone their upcoming parliamentary elections. I have been saying this for 6 months.
Why? Most important is that Fatah, the established Palestinian leadership, is having a hard time getting votes and it looks very doubtfully that they can win a significant plurality over Hamas.
Fatah does not want Hamas to win.
Current PA leadership is paralyzed. They need the time to gain support by promising a safer future, by providing social services and by providing jobs.