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Decree No. ( ) of 2017 on The Number of Council Members of Local Authorities with Christian Population Percentage

Decree No. ( ) of 2017 on

The Number of Council Members of Local Authorities with Christian Population Percentage
President of the State of Palestine

Chairman of the PLO Executive Committee

 

After reviewing the amended Basic Law of 2003 and its further amendments, provisions of the Local Authorities Elections Law No. 10 of 2005 and its further amendments, in particular Article 71 thereof, Cabinet Decision, dated 14 March 2017 on the Councils of Local Authorities with Christian Population Percentage, and based on the powers invested in us and for the sake of public interest, we have decreed the following:

 

 

Article (1)

The number of council members of the local authorities listed below in the local authorities elections shall be as follows:

 

No.

Local Authority

No. of seats designated for Christians

No. of seats designated for Muslims

1

Ramallah municipality

8

7

2

Bethlehem municipality

8

7

3

Beit Sahour municipality

10

3

4

Beit Jala municipality

10

3

5

Birzeit municipality

7

6

6

Al-Zababdah municipality

7

4

7

Aboud village council

5

4

8

Jifna village council

7

2

9

Ain Areek village council

5

4

10

Burqin municipal council

1

10

 

 

Article (2)

The head of the local authorities indicated above shall be Christian, except for Burqin municipal council.

 

Article (3)

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

 

Article (4)

All competent authorities, each within its own jurisdiction, shall implement the provisions of this decree. The decree shall enter into force upon issue and shall be published in the official Gazette.

 

Issued in the City of Ramallah on 15/3/2017

 

 

Mahmoud Abbas

President of the State of Palestine

Chairman of the PLO Executive Committee

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