Palestinians voted for local councils in dozens of West Bank towns Saturday, but Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and his Fatah movement didn't get the sweeping endorsement they hoped for — even as archrival Hamas boycotted the vote.
- 9 February, 2011 -- Palestinian cabinet decides to hold local elections in July
... be held in the West Bank" if Hamas banned the voting in Gaza. The last ... opportunity for Hamas and President Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah party to reconcile. In 2007, Hamas routed ...
- 9 August, 2009 -- Palestinians Elect Leader, Unopposed, as Party Chief
A nearly unanimous majority of Fatah delegates voted for the president, Mahmoud Abbas, at a party conference in the West Bank city of Bethlehem on Saturday.
- 20 January, 2012 -- Palestinian Fatah looks ill-prepared for election
Fatah, the mainstream Palestinian national movement whose survival is key to hopes for a peace deal with Israel, appears ill-prepared for a promised electoral showdown with the Islamic militant Hamas.
- 8 February, 2011 -- Hamas, Palestinian Authority split over local elections – Summary
... held in the West Bank only, if Hamas bans the voting in Gaza." Senior Hamas ... "split must end first." Hamas and Abbas' Fatah party have been feuding since the Islamist ...
- 23 October, 2009 -- Palestinian chief calls fresh elections
Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas says polls will be held on 24 January in the West Bank and Hamas-run Gaza.