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Central Elections Commission announces the publishing of preliminary candidates list

The statement also makes mention of certain procedures regarding the candidates

Jerusalem24 – Today, Tuesday, the Central Elections Commission announced the preliminary disclosure of the 36 candidate lists for the 2021 legislative elections, in conjunction with the opening of the door to object to any list or candidate.

The commission announced in a press statement that the candidate lists are available as of this morning until the evening of next Thursday, and can be viewed online at the Central Elections Commission’s website “www.elections.ps” and in the commission’s offices across the different governorates.

The statement also added that of the lists that applied seven are for the Palestinian factions, 29 are independent. While the number of candidates in all lists number 1389, 405 of them are women making up 29% of the total number of candidates.

With regards to the ages of the candidates 38.5% of the candidates are aged between 28 and 40, while 22.2% are aged between 41 and 50 and those above the age of 50 years make up 39.3% of the total number of candidates.

On the other hand, it indicated that every voter, list, or candidate has the right to file an objection or complaint about any of the lists or any possible violation of the candidacy conditions, provided that the objection is attached with corroborating evidence and verifying its validity. Objection requests are submitted in writing on the designated forms available at the election commission’s offices or through its website, at the commission’s headquarters in the city of al-Bireh, or at the regional headquarters in Gaza City, or in any of the electoral districts’s offices in the various governorates.

The commission also said in the statement, that it will investigate any complaints and objections within three days. They will then issue a decision and inform the objector and the objected candidate with a written decision from the commission. Anyone who wishes to appeal the commission’s decision in the electoral courts can do so within three days of the decision, noting that the court will issue a decree within a maximum of 7 days. The court’s decision is final and not subject to any appeals.

You can examine the initial candidates lists here



Mohammad Hamayel

Ramallah based journalist, Mohammad graduated from Al-Quds University with a B.A. in Media and Television. He has covered the 2015 Jerusalem Intifada as well as the Great March of Return for international media outlets. currently an editor/presenter at Jerusalem24. A UN alumni and a follower of global events and politics, especially American affairs.

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