MEA -The international decision-makers are following with attention the upcoming Palestinian elections, their introductions, results, regional and international effects, which will affect the international scene mainly.
Western specialists say that the Palestinian push towards the elections came with an international request and a regional agreement on the necessity of renewing the Palestinian legitimacy, and not creating any vacuum in the Palestinian street if any new developments happend, and to ensure the security and stability in the region.
Perhaps the most prominent phenomenon in these elections is the emergence of what is known as the “reformist movement” led by Muhammad Dahlan, whose name has been repeatedly reported over the past years, and now he is returning to the Palestinian street by the gate of the legislative elections, local Palestinian and Western opinion polls predictied that this movement will form a third force after Fatah And Hamas, in the next Palestinian parliament elections if it happends .
A quick review of the candidates for “the Reformist Movement” indicates that there is no more fear from acting particulary in the West Bank,The list of candidates included former members of the palestinian Legislative Council from the West Bank.
The list of candidates included former members of the Legislative Council from the West Bank, such as “Najat Abu Bakr and Jihad Tailiya” and a Christian woman in Bethlehem.
in addition to historical leaders in Fatah such as Samir Al-Mashharawi who heads the list, former Minister Sufyan Abu Zaida, the leader Osama Al-Farar and the poet and writer “Nairouz Qarmat” In addition a former prisoner who spent twenty years of his lifetime in Israeli prisons, “Imad Al-Saftawi”who spent most of his detention between Fatah and Hamas organizations, only to find himself now a candidate on the list of the Reformist movment led by Muhammad Dahlan.
The importance of the expected developments in the Palestinian elections is highlighted in light of the refusal of the Palestinian leader, Marwan Barghouti, to run in the Palestinian elections and his insistence on running for the presidential elections.
Identical Palestinian-Israeli sources expect that Marwan Barghouti will not be at the top of Fatah’s list in the legislative elections, so that there is no expectation that he will be on the Fatah list in these elections.
Barghouti, who is serving a life sentence, reserves the right to run for the presidential elections next July, if they happen. Sources added
Palestinian sources told “Middle East Affairs” that Barghouti’s choice to run for the presidency is unrealistic, as Qatar tried to play some role to bring Fatah and Barghouti closer together.
In light of this complex scene, regionally and internationally, it is clear that if the results of the Palestinian elections and “Fatah, Hamas and the reformist movement” achieved remarkable successes, it will make the Palestinian scene more complex, and it will be very similar to what happened in the last Israeli elections, in terms of The difficulty of forming a wide Palestinian government without the participation of all components of the Palestinian political street.