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Final Evaluation Report on Elections, An Evaluation Report of Election Day, the counting of votes and the declaration of results

Preface PCHR believes that elections are the essence of democracy – democracy means a representative government of the people chosen by them through free and fair elections.   Independent monitoring over an electoral process can ensure fairness, transparency and credibility before the electorate, candidates, partisan entities and other local and international bodies. PCHR has closely monitored all stages of the presidential election in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT) and carried out a wide scale campaign to monitor on the ground the electoral process in the Gaza Strip. PCHR’s election monitoring programme constitutes a major part of our work on the Palestinian agenda and...

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Election Campaigning during the Palestinian Presidential Election of 2005

Election Campaign for the Palestinian Presidential Election of 2005  An Evaluation Report on the Election Campaign: based on the Monitoring Conducted by PCHR in Cooperation with other Civil Society Groups Introduction This report deals with the election campaign for the Palestinian presidential election and violations of the regulations prescribed by the electoral law for campaigning.  It is part of efforts of monitoring on all stages of Palestinian elections made by PCHR in cooperation with a number of civil society groups.  The report provided a comprehensive evaluation of the election campaign for the Palestinian presidential election, which officially started on 25 December 2004...

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Elections of Palestinian Local Elections

  Introduction On Thursday, 27 January 2005, Palestinian voters in 10 local communities went to polling centres to vote in the first local elections to be held in the OPT since 1976 (which were partial elections in the West Bank).  By holding elections in these10 communities, the first stage of elections of Palestinian local councils, which included elections of an additional 26 local councils in the West Bank on 23 December 2004, ended.  Other stages of local elections will be held in the coming months to include the remaining Palestinian local councils throughout the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.[1]  These latest elections...

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Preparatory stages of Palestinian Presidential Elections (December 2004)

    Palestinian Elections An Evaluation of the Pre-Election Process, Including the Conclusions of the Monitoring Process Conducted by PCHR on the Registration of Voters in the Fourth Quarter of 2004 (The Gaza Strip) Introduction On the 15th of November 2004, the acting President of the Palestinian National Authority (PNA) Mr. Rawhi Fattouh issued a presidential decree specifying the 9th of January 2005 as the date for holding presidential elections in order to choose a new president for the PNA, to succeed the late President Yasser Arafat.  This decision came in the context of a series of steps taken by the Palestinian political...

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