STATE OF PALESTINE
Cabinet Decision No (03/108/17/C.A/R-H) of 2016
Local Council Elections for 2016
Based on the powers invested in us by the law, the recommendation of the Minister of Local Governance 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,
Presidential decree no. of 2005 on the Central Elections Commission issued on 1 April 2005;
The Cabinet, in its session held on 21st June 2016 in Ramallah has decided the following:
1. To hold Local Council Elections on Saturday, 8th October 2016 according to the approved list of local authorities in which local elections for its councils are to be held in 2016- Attached to this decision.
1. To entrust the Central Elections Commission with undertaking all technical preparations necessary to hold Local Council Elections on the assigned date.
2. To entrust the Minister of Local Governance to follow up the organization and conduct of elections with the Central Elections Commission on behalf of the Cabinet.
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 Ramallah on 21st June 2016.