Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
Abbas has no constitutional power to call any early election. A new government was elected by a huge majority in January. However, the West, Israel and its ally Abbas and the highly corrupt Fatah mafia never liked this result, so a little coup was needed either constitutional or by force of arms. That is how the Palestinian system works. The votes of the people do not count. The desires of the West, Israle and its puppets are all that matter.  
by observer393 on Mon Dec 18th, 2006 at 03:58:52 AM EST

Others have rated this comment as follows:


Occasional Series