The Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas announced the Palestinians parliamentary elections have been postponed. According to a presidential decree, the ballots were due to be held on May 22nd, being the first general elections in the country in 15 years. What are the implications of the postponement of the elections? How can the international community support the democratic path of Palestinians?
Inès Abdel Razek, Advocacy Director, Palestine Institute for Public Diplomacy (PIPD)
Leila Farsakh, Associate Professor and Chair, Political Science Department, University of Massachusetts Boston, USA
Hugh Lovatt, Policy Fellow, European Council on Foreign Relations
Omar H. Rahman, Visiting Fellow, Brookings Doha Center, Qatar