The President of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization,
President of the Palestinian National Authority,
Having seen Law No. 5 of 1995 concerning the transference of powers and competences;
Having seen Law No. 13 of 1995 concerning the elections; and
Based upon the powers bestowed on me;
I hereby promulgate the following decree:
The establishment of the Palestinian Central Elections Commission: The permanent Palestinian Elections Commission shall be comprised of Mr. Mahmoud Abbas as President and the following members:
1. Advocate Tawfiq Abu Ghazaleh
2. Dr. Jabi Baramki
3. Advocate Ibrahim As-Saqqa
4. Dr. Munthir Salah
5. Advocate Ali Safarini
6. Dr. Muhammed Ishtayeh
7. Mrs. Lamis Al-Alami
8. Dr. Riyadh Al-Khudari
Tasks assigned to the Commission: The Commission shall operate in accordance with the provisions of the Elections Law and/or any other legislation related to elections in Palestine.
Enactment of bylaws and regulations: The Commission shall enact the bylaws and regulations required for the performance of its tasks.
Issued in Gaza on 5/3/1995.
President of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization
President of the Palestinian National Authority