Palestinian Reality Show Allows Viewers to Elect ‘President’
Fox News – The Palestinians haven’t elected a president since 2005, but now they are finally getting a chance to do so — virtually — thanks to a hit reality TV show.
“The President” is broadcast weekly on Maan TV, a popular independent Palestinian TV station. It offers contestants a chance to address the Palestinian people on what they would do on a variety of subjects if elected president. They are grilled by a panel of politicians, professors and businesspeople who, with input from the audience, vote them off — something they can’t do in the real world, where their president is still in office several years after his term was supposed to expire.