January 19, 2010-Ramallah
Proceedings of Meeting
The CEC’s Chairman, Dr Hanna Nassir, opened the session by welcoming attending commissioners and pointing out that local elections might be called in the upcoming weeks based on meetings with the Minister of Local Governance on this regard. Attendance discussed CEC’s preparedness to hold elections upon the issue of a presidential decree and the legal timeframe needed to conduct voter registration, given the fact that the registry wasn’t updated for more than three years. It was agreed to request the concerned bodies to grant the CEC more time to update the voter registry.