Palestinian Local Elections 2011
On Tuesday, 8 February 2011, the Palestinian Authority issued a renewed call for local elections to be held on 9 July 2011. The call follows last June’s Cabinet decision to cancel elections and the subsequent High Court ruling in December that the cancellation was, indeed, illegal.
All Election Management
Palestinian Local Elections 2010
Under the leadership of President Yasser Arafat, the Palestinian Authority’s Cabinet called the 2004 local elections, managed under the authority of the Ministry of Local Government in three stages throughout 2005. However, because of operational and political challenges, local elections were held in four stages on six different dates and were never finalized; elections in over 100 councils were postponed indefinitely. In February 2010, the Cabinet called for local elections in the West Bank and Gaza for 17 July 2010.
Preparing West Bank Journalists to Cover Elections
November 09, 2009
With the announcement that elections might take place on January 24, 2010 in the Palestinian territories, IFES, in cooperation with Internews and the Palestinian Central Elections Committee (CEC), hosted a one-day workshop to help local journalists improve their coverage of the poll and news related to it. On 4 November 2009, twenty-five reporters from radio, television, and electronic news agencies came from throughout West Bank to participate.