News Brief 10/21/2012, Cheshvan 5, 5773
PA Elections Show Voter Apathy in Judea, Samaria
Voter apathy was the biggest statement to emerge Saturday from the first Palestinian Authority local elections to be held since 2005.
Polls opened at 7 am Saturday morning in dozens of towns in PA-controlled areas of Judea and Samaria and closed at 7 pm. About half a million people were eligible to vote – but in some 180 villages, deals were simply cut between leaders and clans. In 82 villages there were no candidates at all, a PA source said.