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Session Minutes No. 1 of 2021

Date: 10 January 2021

Place: CEC HQ – Gaza Regional Office via video conference – Lamis Al-Alami via (Zoom)

 

Minutes:

• The CEC approved the previous meeting minutes.
• CEC Chairman discussed with Commissioners the latest developments with regards to the call for general elections, and the outcomes of his meeting with President Mahmoud Abbas on Saturday. During which proposed dates for the elections were discussed, and it was agreed that a presidential decree on legislative and presidential elections by 20/01/2021. Legislative elections was proposed to take place on 22/05/2021 and presidential elections on 31/07/2021. In addition, Dr. Nasir mentioned that a Decree on the agreed upon legal amendments to the elections decree-law will be issued within the next few days, followed by a meeting of all factions in Cairo.
• Regarding the National Council elections, Dr. Nasir noted that the topic was discussed during his meeting with the President – without going into details – as the issue is not under the CEC jurisdiction. In addition, Dr. Nasir mentioned the President’s affirmation of the importance of issuing a decree on the National Council elections, implementing the agreements of the Palestinian factions.
• Commissioners approved CEC’s 2021budget, prepared by the executive administration.

Session Minutes No. 2 of 2021

Date: 17 January 2021

Place: CEC HQ – Gaza Regional Office via video conference – Lamis Al-Alami and Shukri Nashashibi via (Zoom)

 

Minutes:

• The CEC approved the previous meeting minutes.
• CEC Chairman discussed with Commissioners the details of the meeting with President Mahmoud Abbas on January 15, 2021 and mentioned receiving the decree calling for legislative elections followed by presidential elections this year. Dr. Nasir also mentioned President Mahmoud Abbas commitment to smooth out any obstacles that may face the CEC work.
• CEC Chairman shared his intention to meet with the general secretariat of the political parties and factions today, and with civil society organizations (CSOs) representatives tomorrow. 
• A request was submitted to the President to establish the Election-Cases Court as soon as possible to adjudicate any appeals that might be submitted.
• The CEO set forth the initial procedures of the electoral process, which the CEC began implementing.

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