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The CEC trains political parties’ representatives on nomination procedures

04 Ago 2016
Palestina
Fuente: 
Central Elections Comission

The CEC held today a training session for representatives of political parties in the West Bank and Gaza Strip on the process of elections nomination which will be open during the period 16-25 August 2016 according to the published elections timeline.

The meeting aimed at explaining the legal requirements and procedures of nomination to enable parties’ representatives to manage and follow up the nomination of their candidates.

Israel passes law slammed by critics as a move to silence Palestinian lawmakers

20 Jul 2016
Palestina
Fuente: 
Ma'an News
Israel’s parliament, the Knesset, passed into law late Tuesday night a bill that would allow Knesset members to vote to oust their colleagues from office, legislation that has been slammed by critics as targeting Palestinian MKs and harmful to “the very building blocks of democracy.”

Hamas to take part in elections after four-year boycott

15 Jul 2016
Palestina
Fuente: 
The New Arab

The Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas which controls the Gaza Strip said on Friday it will participate in local elections set for October, after boycotting the last round four years ago.

Its rival, the West Bank-based Palestinian Authority headed by president Mahmoud Abbas, has said local and municipal polls will be held on October 8 throughout the Palestinian territories.

Abbas reiterates Palestinian disappointment over Quartet report

06 Jul 2016
Palestina
Fuente: 
Ma'an News

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas reiterated on Wednesday the Palestinian leadership’s disappointment regarding a report recently released by the Middle East Quartet, official Palestinian news agency WAFA reported.

While visiting the grave of later Palestinian President Yasser Arafat on the occasion of the holiday of Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, Abbas said that the report did not fulfill its peaceful mission.

"We are sorry that this is its stance, and we hope that the Security Council will not approve this report,” Abbas said.

Palestinian electoral commission begins preparations for local elections in October

27 Jun 2016
Palestina
Fuente: 
Ma'an News Agency

The Palestinian Central Elections Commission (CEC) has started preparing for local council elections in the occupied West Bank and the Gaza Strip to be held on Oct. 8, CEC Chairman Hanna Nasser said on Monday. 

Speaking at a news conference at the CEC offices in the West Bank city of al-Bireh, Nasser said that the commission would do everything necessary to “guarantee freedom of elections,” including the freedom to run as a candidate and to run a campaign. 

Abbas speaks to European parliament, slams international community's inaction over occupation

23 Jun 2016
Palestina
Fuente: 
Ma'an News

 Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas gave a speech in front of the European Union parliament on Thursday regarding the current state of Palestine and its people within the occupied territory and around the world. 

Abbas slammed the international community’s complacency with Israel’s illegal occupation, saying: “their [Palestinians’] history, heritage, identity and geopolitical entity were historically massacred in the twentieth century, and that the massacre is still ongoing through the twenty first century under the eyes and ears of the international community.” 

Palestinian Authority sets municipal elections for October 8

21 Jun 2016
Palestina
Fuente: 
Ma'an News

The Palestinian cabinet on Tuesday, which meets weekly in Ramallah, have announced a decision to hold municipal elections on October 8, according to a statement released by the cabinet.  

The cabinet, headed by Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah, appointed a central elections committee to start preparations for the upcoming elections and gave the local governance minister the responsibility of following up on organizing efforts and facilitating elections with the central elections committee.

Prime Minister: Israel is Waging Water War against Palestinians

16 Jun 2016
Palestina
Fuente: 
Wafa

 Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah issued a statement decrying Israel's national water company Mekorot's decision to cut off water supplies to several Palestinian cities and villages.

“Israel wants to prevent Palestinians from leading a dignified life and uses its control over our water resources to this end; while illegal Israeli settlements enjoy uninterrupted water service, Palestinians are forced to spend great sums of money to buy water that is theirs in the first place,” Hamdallah said.

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