- Palestinian Legislative Council
The Palestinian Legislative Council, (sometimes referred to as the Palestinan Parliament) the
legislatureof the Palestinian Authority, is a unicameralbody with 132 members, elected from 16 electoral districts in the West Bankand 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 representationand 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.
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Current members of Palestinian Legislative Council"
Palestinian legislative election, 2006
Palestinian legislative and presidential election, 1996
* [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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