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Local Elections

Publication Date: 21 October, 2012
Fieldwork: 20 October, 2012
Sample Size: 820 Palestinians in the West Bank
Margin of error: + 3 %

Main Results

  • 92 percent say that the election was fair (76 percent), or somewhat fair (15 percent). Only 2 percent say that the election was unfair.
  • 92 percent say that the election was fair (76 percent), or somewhat fair (15 percent). Only 2 percent say that the election was unfair.
  • 93 percent of the voters are satisfied (67 percent) or somewhat satisfied (26 percent) with the performance of the Central Election Commission. Only 4 percent are dissatisfied.
  • 35 percent say that their immediate priority is to improve conditions to enable economic development and job creation
  • Nablus: 50 percent of Fatah supporters voted for Nablus Al Wataniyeh al Mustaqelah (headed by Mr. Ghassan Shakaa), while 45 percent voted for the official Fatah list.
  • Ramallah: Only 29 percent of Fatah supporters voted for the officially-endorsed unity list, while 58 percent voted for the alternative list (Abna’al Balad).
  • Hebron: the official list received 85 percent of the Fatah vote.
  • Self-identified Fatah supporters comprise 50 percent of voters with Jenin registering the highest percent (70) among these voters.
  • Independents comprise 28 percent of the vote.
  • Supporters of Islamist groups comprise 10 percent of voters with 18 percent of the vote in Hebron (11 percent Hamas, 5 percent Hizb Tahrir and 2 percent Islamic Jihad). Leftist – leaning voters comprise 12 percent of voters.

For More Details, please see the following:

English Report                   English Results
Arabic Report                      Arabic Results

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