Elections Commission Signs MOU with its South African Counterpart

RAMALLAH, September 3, 2013 (WAFA) – The Central Elections Commission (CEC) Tuesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Electoral Commission of the Republic of South Africa, a CEC statement said.

CEC chairman, Hanna Nasir, signed the MOU at the CEC headquarters at al-Bireh in the presence of Said al-Koni, the minister of local governance, and Mlungisi Makalima, head of the South African representative office in Ramallah.

The signing ceremony comes as part of the Joint Commission of Cooperation (JCC) signed between the Palestinian government and South Africa in 1995, said the statement.

The Memorandum aims at enhancing cooperation in the fields of electoral laws, planning, management of programs and electoral processes in both countries. It will also seek to carry out initiatives for building the capacities of electoral management teams, the conduct of a joint study on the best electoral practices and the exchange of electoral expertise through study visits and election observation, said the CEC statement.

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