Preparations for Palestinian elections underway

Ramallah, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Monday asked head of the Palestinian Central Election Commission Hanna Nasser to hold contacts “immediately” with the Palestinian factions and all stakeholders as part of preparations for holding legislative elections.

The legislative vote will be followed by presidential elections after several months “in accordance with the valid laws and regulations.”

Abbas said as he welcomed Nasser at the presidential headquarters in Ramallah that he had issued instructions to the government and all concerned Palestinian bodies to provide all the necessary requirements for the ballot.

Source: Jordan News Agency