The Palestinian Legislative Council: A Critical Assessment

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VOL. 26

1996/97

No. 4
P. 90
Articles
The Palestinian Legislative Council: A Critical Assessment
ABSTRACT

Since its inauguration in March 1996, the Palestinian legislative council has failed to accomplish its two main objectives: to enact substantive legislation and to exercise oversight over the Executive Authority. An elected member of the council, Abu-Amr outlines reasons that he believes have contributed to the legislature's failure and analyzes the implications of this failure for the future of democracy in the West Bank and Gaza.