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Cabinet Decision No. (02/141/17/C./R.H) Elections in the Southern Governorates of 2017

Cabinet Decision No. (02/141/17/C./R.H) of 2017

Postponement of 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 issued by a law No. 1 of 2007 on General Elections, 

The Cabinet’s decision No. (08/137/17/C./R.H) of 2017

The letter of the Chairman of the Central Elections Commission, dated 20/2/2017, indicating to the inability to conduct elections in the Southern Governorates. 

The Cabinet, in its session held on 28/2/2017 in Bethlehem has decided the following: 

Article One 

Postpone the holding of Local Elections in the Southern Governorates until the circumstances are convenient, and to conduct elections in the Northern Governorates on Saturday, 13 May 2017.

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 Bethlehem on 28/2/2017 

Rami Hamdullah

Prime Minister 

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