Palestinian Legislative Council


Palestinian Legislative Council

The Palestinian Legislative Council, (sometimes referred to as the Palestinan Parliament) the legislature of the Palestinian Authority, is a unicameral body with 132 members, elected from 16 electoral districts in the West Bank and Gaza.

The Palestinian Legislative Council passed a new law in June 2005 increasing the number of members from 88 to 132, stipulating that half be elected under a system of proportional representation and half by traditional constituencies. New parliamentary polls took place on January 25, 2006.

ummary of 2006 election results

Ahmed Qurei, former Speaker of the Palestinian Legislative Council, was Prime Minister of the Palestinian Authority from October 7, 2003 to January 26, 2006, when he resigned after Hamas' victory in the 2006 legislative election.

Current members

:"see main article Current members of Palestinian Legislative Council"

Notes

ee also

*Palestinian legislative election, 2006
*Palestinian legislative and presidential election, 1996
*Jamal Tirawi

External links

* [http://www.palestinianbasiclaw.org/ The Palestinian Basic Law - A collection of various propsals and amendments to the Basic Law of Palestine]
* [http://middleeastreference.org.uk/plc.html MiddleEastReference.org:] members elected in 2006


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