Palestinian National Elections 1996–Present

Palestinian National Elections since 1996 at a glance


Jerusalem Story Team

The Oslo Accords of the early 1990s established the Palestinian Authority and provided for the Palestinians living in the occupied West Bank (including East Jerusalem) and Gaza to vote in national elections for their president (of the PA) and their Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC).

This graphic summarizes at a glance the three national elections that were successfully held, the last one in 2006. Palestinian Jerusalemites living within the Palestinian governorate of Jerusalem (J1 and J2) were entitled to vote in these elections, although those living in J1 (which coincides with Israeli-defined East Jerusalem) were faced with myriad obstacles and intrusions imposed by Israeli authorities (see Representation).