Jerusalem24 – The Central Elections Commission announced on Sunday, the results for the Second Phase of the Local Elections. Which took place in 50 localities on the West Bank. The Results included the number of votes and seats obtained by each list, as well as the names of the winners.
CEC chairman Dr. Hanna Nasir stated in a press conference, held at the CEC’s media center in its headquarters in al Bireh, that the final voter turnout percentage for the Second Phase of the Local Elections reached 53.69% out of 715,413 eligible voters. Clarifying that this percentage was issued after all voters who were inside polling centers were done casting their votes.
He also pointed out that the total number of voters reached 380 thousand. Among these; the percentage of valid ballots reached 97%, 1% for blank ballots, and 2% for invalid ballots.
The results demonstrate that independent lists won 64.4% of the total contested council seats of 632, whereas partisan lists obtained 35.6% of seats.
The CEC has also announced the names of electoral lists, which were won by acclamation in 23 localities due to having only one complete list nominated in each.
The CEC published the detailed results on its website www.elections.ps, at its district offices, and localities’ headquarters where citizens can view or challenge them, before the Elections court.
In this episode, Fareed Taamallah, the head of the Public Relations Department at the Palestinian Central Elections Committee talks to us about the results as well as the lessons learned.