The President of the Palestinian National Authority,
Having seen the modified Electoral Law;
Having seen Law No. 13 of 1995 concerning the elections;
Having seen Law No. 16 of 1995 concerning the modification of some of the articles in Elections Law No. 13 of 1995;
Based upon the powers bestowed upon me; and
In fulfillment of the public interest,
I hereby promulgate the following Decree:
The Calling of Elections: The Palestinian people in Gaza, the West Bank, and Jerusalem shall be called for a general, free, and direct election to elect the President of the Palestinian National Authority on Sunday, January 9, 2005.
Complementary Registration: The Central Elections Commission shall conduct a complementary registration period for Palestinians who were not able to register their names during the registration period.
The Commencement of Candidature: Candidature shall commence on November 20, 2004, and shall last for 12 days.
The Electoral Campaign: The electoral campaign shall commence on December 27, 2004, and shall end on Saturday morning, January 8, 2005.
Enforcement: The President and members of the Central Elections Commission must implement this Decree. The Decree shall enter into force upon its issuance and shall be published in the Official Gazette.
Issued in the city of Ramallah on November 14, 2004.
President of the Palestinian National Authority