The Palestinian National Authority
Cabinet’s decision No. (01/08/14/C/PA) of 2012 on
Local Council Elections
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,
Cabinet’s decision No. (03/28/13/C/PA) of 2009;
Cabinet’s decision No. (01/82/13/C/PA) of 2011;
The Cabinet, in its session held on 10th July 2012 in Ramallah has decided the following:
1. To hold Local Council Elections nationwide on Saturday, 20th October 2012.
2. To entrust the Central Elections Commission with undertaking all preparations necessary to hold Local Council Elections on the assigned date and to report any obstacles to the cabinet.
3. 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 10th July 2012.