Today, the Election Cases Court completed its review of all the appeals submitted with regards to the final election results. A number of electoral lists and candidates who competed in the 2006 PLC elections have appealed the final election results announced by the CEC on the 29th of January 2006. According to Elections Law No. 9 of 2005, any electoral list or candidate may challenge election results issued by the CEC within two days of their announcement by submitting applications of challenge to the Elections Cases Court. The Court must rule on the challenges within 5 days of them being filed.
The Fatah movement submitted applications of challenge in the districts of Salfit, Nablus, Gaza, Khan Younis and Jerusalem requesting that the elections be re-held in those districts due to violations they believe affected the final results.
An additional challenge was submitted by the Change and Reform list appealing the final results on the national lists’ level. The list claimed to have won 30 PLC seats instead of 29.
The CEC would like to indicate that the final election results remain as published since the challenges were dismissed by the court and have had no bearing on the final results. The CEC announced that with the issuance of the courtzzz*zs rulings, the results as they stand are final and cannot be challenged in any way.