The Tug of War



Internal power struggles define the NDP and spring from its ideological and political diversity, a natural extension of the former single-party system. NDP members also struggle over power—the real source of conflict. Conflicts within the party tend to extend horizontally, eventually including entire governorates, the PA, and cabinet ministers. Therefore, any successful party faction ends up dominating not only the higher ranks but also the local branches of the party and everything in between.


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© Alaa Al-Din Arafat 2009

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