Today, the CEC announced the final day for the withdrawal of nominations for both the districts and the lists. Chief Electoral Officer, Mr. Ammar Dwaik confirmed that the CEC would not accept any withdrawal applications after this date.
The final list of candidates will be published tomorrow, 2 January, 2006 as per Article (51) of Elections Law No. 9 of 2005. The accreditation of the agents of independent candidates and the electoral lists shall commence on Monday, 2 January 2006 and end on Tuesday, 17 January, 2006. No agents will be accredited after this period. Agents of independent candidates will be accredited in the 16 electoral districts, while the accreditation of agents for the lists will take place at the CEC HQs in Ramallah and the regional office in Gaza. The CEC will issue accreditation cards to all candidates’ agents. No cards will be accepted other than those issued by the CEC.
The CEC is working on finalizing all logistical preparations for polling day assigned on 25 January, 2006 and appeals to all citizens to cooperate with the staff of the CEC and to facilitate their work.