Palestinian election: free, fair, democratic and credible vote must include East Jerusalem
UN human rights experts today called upon the Palestinian Authority and Israel, the occupying power, to take all steps necessary within their respective powers to re-schedule the elections for the Palestinian presidency, the legislature and municipalities scheduled for May and July. The elections were postponed indefinitely on 29 April by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas due to concerns about Palestinians’ ability to vote in East Jerusalem. The UN human rights experts called upon the Palestinian Authority to reschedule the elections for new dates very shortly. When these elections are held, the democratic rights of voters, candidates, political parties and participants are to be fully respected by all, including the occupying power.
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