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.
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Ziad Abu-Amr; The Palestinian Legislative Council: A Critical Assessment. Journal of Palestine Studies 1 July 1997; 26 (4): 90–97. doi: https://doi.org/10.2307/2537910
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