Palestinian president enacts decree-law on holding general elections

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas enacted, on Friday, a decree-law on holding legislative, presidential and National Council elections on three phases later this year.

 

Under the decree-law, legislative elections will be held on May 22, 2021, presidential elections on July 31, 2021, and the Palestinian National Council elections on August 31, 2021.

 

The decree-law considers the legislative elections — which will be held in the areas administered by the Palestinian Authority — as the first phase for the subsequent formation of the Palestinian National Council, the PLO legislature which represents the Palestinian people at home, abroad and in the diaspora.

 

The decree-law states that the elections of the Palestinian National Council will be held wherever possible.

 

The signing ceremony of the decree-law came as President Abbas received the Chairman of the Central Elections Commission (CEC), Hanna Nasser, at the presidential headquarters in Ramallah, WAFA News Agency reported.

 

Source: Jordan News Agency

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