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Discussion: “First Time in 15 Years: Understanding the Upcoming Palestinian Elections” with Khaled Elgindy

April 15, 2021 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


The last time Palestinians held national elections was in 2006, with Hamas winning the majority of seats in parliament. Since then, a deep divide has occurred among Palestinian leadership living in the West Bank, Gaza, and East Jerusalem, mostly between Fatah and Hamas. This summer Palestinians will take part in three elections between May and August. Why are these elections taking place now? Who is running and how are these elections structured? And what are the potential ramifications for Palestinians and their relationship with the international community?


Join us for a discussion with Khaled Elgindy, a senior fellow at the Middle East Institute (MEI) and director of MEI’s Program on Palestine and Israeli-Palestinian Affairs. Elgindy previously served as an adviser to the Palestinian leadership in Ramallah on permanent status negotiations with Israel from 2004 to 2009, and was a key participant in the Annapolis negotiations of 2007-08.



Sponsored by the UNC Center for Middle East and Islamic Studies and Duke-UNC Consortium for Middle East Studies. Co-sponsored by the Curriculum in Global Studies; Curriculum in Peace, War, and Defense; Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies; and Triangle Institute for Security Studies.


UNC-Chapel Hill


April 15, 2021
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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