Middle East Economic Survey


No 3


Political Comment (17 January 2005)

Mahmud 'Abbas has won the Palestinian presidential election by a landslide, but Palestinian militants have responded by stepping up attacks on Israeli targets in Gaza. Sudan appears to have ended one civil war and must now turn its attention to another.

Abbas Wins By A Landslide

As expected, PLO Chairman MahmudAbbas won the 9 January Palestinian presidential election hands down, taking 62% of the vote...