Palestinian Elections, October

5-10, 1993

The policy analysis unit at the Center for Palestine Research and Studies will release, in two days, an analysis of the Palestinian elections examining the views of the main regional actors as well as the PLO and the Palestinian opposition towards the proposed elections. The analysis will also examine different options regarding a Palestinian electoral system.

As you know, the Palestinian-Israeli Declaration of Principles states that general political elections will take place in the West Bank and Gasa Strip not later than July 13, 1993, in order to elect the members of the "Palestinian Council" of the Interim Self-Governing Authority.

For this purpose, the Survey Research Unit at the center has conducted a poll of Palestinian attitudes towards the above mentioned elections. Please find in the following, a summary of the main results as well as the methodology used......More