A new opinion poll conducted by the research firm Alpha international shows that 73.3 percent of Palestinians living in the occupied territories support the dissolution of the Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC) and the election of a new parliament in 2009. If elections were held today on the basis of proportional representation, 48 percent would vote for Fatah, and 12.3 percent for Hamas. 16 percent would not vote. The poll surveyed 1222 Palestinians above the age of 18, including 35.3 percent in the Gaza Strip and 64.7 percent in the West Bank.
Read: Maan News, “Poll: 73.3% support PLC dissolution; Fatah would win parliamentary elections,” 2 November 2008, http://www.maannews.net/en/index.php?opr=ShowDetails&ID=32971