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Encyclopedia > List of political parties in the Palestinian National Authority
Politics of the
Palestinian National Authority

List of political parties
Elections:
President: 2005 The West Bank The Palestinian National Authority (PNA or PA) is a semi-autonomous state institution nominally governing the bulk of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip (which it calls the Palestinian Territories). It was established as a part of Oslo accords between the PLO and Israel. ... Elections in the Palestinian National Authority gives information on election and election results in the PNA. Palestine elects on national level a head of state - the president - and a legislature. ... The 2005 Palestinian presidential election — the first to be held since 1996 — took place on January 9, 2005 in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. ...

A political party is a political organization subscribing to a certain ideology or formed around very special issues with the aim to participate in power, usually by participating in elections. Politics is the process and method of decision-making for groups of human beings. ... An ideology is a collection of ideas. ... An election is a process in which a vote is held to elect candidates to an office. ...

See political party for a more comprehensive discussion.

The Palestinian National Authority is a one party dominant entity with Fatah in power. Opposition parties are allowed, but are widely considered to have no real chance of gaining power. A political party is a political organization that subscribes to a certain ideology and seeks to attain political power within a government. ... The West Bank The Palestinian National Authority (PNA or PA) is a semi-autonomous state institution nominally governing the bulk of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip (which it calls the Palestinian Territories). It was established as a part of Oslo accords between the PLO and Israel. ... A dominant-party system is a party system where only one political party can realistically become the government, by itself or in a coalition government, because all other parties are too weak. ... Fatah (Arabic: الفتح) al-fatah—an reverse acronym from arabic words Harakat alTahrir alwatani alFilastini (literally: the movement for liberation of the Palestinian homeland)—is a Palestinian faction founded in 1959 by Yasser Arafat who, until his death, was head of the Palestinian Authority. ...


The parties

The following organizations have taken part in recent elections inside the Palestinian National Authority:

The Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (Al-Jabhah al-Dimuqratiyah Li-Tahrir Filastin) is a Marxist-Leninist organization, which was founded in 1969 when it split from the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP). ... Fatah (Arabic: الفتح) al-fatah—an reverse acronym from arabic words Harakat alTahrir alwatani alFilastini (literally: the movement for liberation of the Palestinian homeland)—is a Palestinian faction founded in 1959 by Yasser Arafat who, until his death, was head of the Palestinian Authority. ... Hamas, acronym of Harakat al-Muqawamah al-Islamiyyah (Arabic: Islamic Resistance Movement, Hamas is also Arabic for zeal or courage) is a Palestinian Islamist paramilitary and political organization, regarded by some as a militant organization and by others as a terrorist group. ... Palestinian Peoples Party (Hizb Al Shaab) - PPP, is a socialist party in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. ...

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