Riad Malki

Riad Malki is director general of PANORAMA, the Palestinian Center for the Dissemination of Democracy and Community Development, and coordinator of the Palestinian Strategic and Policy Studies Center. He writes a weekly column on politics for the newspaper al-Ayyam.

July 2006, Volume 17, Issue 3

The Palestinian Elections: Beyond Hamas and Fatah

January’s remarkably free and fair parliamentary elections broke the PLO’s longstanding monopoly over Palestinian politics. Given Fatah’s disarray and the difficulties facing Hamas, there is now a window of opportunity for a third and avowedly liberal-democratic option to emerge.