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Cabinet Decision No. (12/160/17/C./R.H) of 2017 Postponement of Local Elections in the Southern Governorates

STATE OF PALESTINE

THE CABINET

Cabinet Decision No. (12/160/17/C./R.H) of 2017

Postponement of Local Elections in the Southern Governorates

Based on the powers invested in us by law and for the sake of public interest, and after reviewing:

The amended Basic Law of 2003 and its further amendments;

Local Council Elections Law No. 10 of 2005 and its further amendments;

Local Authorities Law No. 1 of 1997 and its further amendments;

Decree by law No. 1 of 2007 on General Elections,

The Cabinet’s decision No. (01/154/17/C./R.H) of 2017

The letter of the Chairman of the Central Elections Commission on 3/7/2017 indicating to inability to conduct local elections in the southern governorates,

The Cabinet, in its session held on 11/7/2017 in Ramallah has decided the following:

Article One

To postpone the holding of local elections in the southern governorates until the provision of convenient circumstances.

 Article Two

All that goes against the provisions of this decision shall be cancelled.

Article Three

All competent authorities, each within its own jurisdiction, shall implement the provisions of this decision. The decision shall enter into force from the date of issue and shall be published in the official Gazette.

 

Issued in the city of Ramallah on 11/7/2017

 

Rami Al-Hamdullah

Prime Minister 

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