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  •  Hamas won only one election (0+ / 0-)

    and that was mainly due to dissatisfaction with the corruption with Fatah. They were not even allowed to rule since a coup by Fatah, supported by Israel and the US, successfully ousted them in the West Bank, leaving Hamas to govern Gaza. No elections have been allowed since (most likely because the US didn't like the outcome of the first election) but noone ruling the OPT now can be said to have any electoral legitimacy.

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