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Cabinet Decision No. (08/137/17/C./R-H) Local Council Elections of 2017

Cabinet Decision No. (08/137/17/C./R-H) of 2017

Local Council Elections of 2017

Based on the powers invested in us by the 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 issued by a law No. 1 of 2007 on General Elections, 

The Cabinet, in its session held on 31 January 2017 in Ramallah has decided the following: 

Article One 

To hold Local Council Elections on Saturday, 13 May 2017 according to the list of local authorities in which local elections for its councils are to be held in 2017- Attached to this decision.

Article Two

1. To entrust the Central Elections Commission with undertaking all technical  preparations and arrangements necessary to organize elections of Local Authorities Councils on the assigned date.

2. To entrust the Minister of Local Government to follow up the organization and conduct of Local Council elections in coordination with the Central Elections Commission on behalf of the Cabinet.

Article Three

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

Article Four

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 31/1/2017.

Rami Hamdullah 

Prime Minister

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