Very Ugly Idiot> The voters didn't know the outcome at the time they voted. As he himself said, they were voting for "seats",
Yup. Seats for a party to gain and form the government (including Prime Minister).
But just look at the comedy:
Very Ugly Idiot> Prime Ministers with the most votes get an opportunity to form coalitions.
"Prime Ministers with the most votes"?
Careful shill, you're almost letting the cat out the bag...
Of course he couldnt get it right to save his life.
Prime Ministers in parliamentary systems have the right to form the government if their party wins a majority of SEATS (nothing to do with "votes" - which is his red herring).
Hamas didn't just come first in the election (eg. no one party gaining a majority but Hamas gaining a plurality - which would necessitate either a coalition or Hamas minority government), they WON the election, with a MAJORITY. That means they had been given a MANDATE from the Palestinian people to govern the territories.
It was an act of remarkable generosity for Hamas even to agree to enter into coalition with the unambiguous LOSERS of the election, who the voting public had just rejected (Fatah).
[The Mecca Agreement] was violated by the PA who were hell-bent on launching a coup. Which they did.
Very Ugly Idiot> Conspiracy theory.
Unfortunately for you, we have the documents.
Very Ugly Idiot> They did [launch a coup]?
Yup, as the documents show, Muhammad Dahlan's gang of thugs "moved toon soon."
Very Ugly Idiot> Abbas had the power to appoint a PM and did so.
False. Abbas did so without the consent of parliament, and was condemned by the framers of the Constitution for doing so.
[T]he elections ... were designed to be a transition to a parliamentary system of government.
Very Ugly Idiot> Did you make that up, too? That the PA Constitution, which outlines these powers, was in "transition"?!
It was designed by Arafat to vest the powers of an executive presidency more accountably within the parliament. For a contemporary analog, just check out the changes taking place today in Turkey (except the other way around).
As I said, Haniyeh, were Abbas not afraid to call a national election, would defeat the old man for the Presidency tomorrow.
Barghouti (who opposes Abbas and would dismantle the PA, were he released from prison) is of course the most popular of all.
Very Ugly Idiot> He hates the PLO-turned-PA because they have forsaken violence and given peace a chance.
He embraces, glorifies and is an apologist for Hamas because they are committed to violence
I just quoted the violence these anti-democratic thugs commit against their own people.
What creeps like Leeron like about the PA is that they've turned their guns on these same people, and now collaborate with the occupier for money. Which is why Israel recognises them even though they long ago lost the people's confidence. Just as Israel refused to recognize them (and favoured Islamists) back when the people voted for them.
Israel of course had no problem recognizing Fatah after it had been bribed over to the cause (to create a "neo-colonial dependency" - per Ben-Ami), 25 years after the rest of the world...