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Why Palestinian Elections Should Get Back on Track

Citing Israeli obstruction, President Mahmoud Abbas has put off elections that were slated to begin in May.

The decision is disappointing, as Palestinian institutions need refreshing.

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The polls should be rescheduled, with the full backing of outside powers, including the European Union and United States.

This publication is part of a joint initiative between the International Crisis Group and the United States/Middle East Project (USMEP) to help resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

On 29 April, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas “indefinitely postponed” three separate rounds of elections in the…

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