Palestine’s Election Commission Awarded at South Africa Conference

RAMALLAH, December 9, 2014 (WAFA) – The Palestinian Central Election Commission (CEC) has been awarded two prizes of recognition for outstanding achievements during the Ninth International Electoral Affairs Symposium held in Cape Town in South Africa.


After receiving this award, Palestine would be the first Arab country to be nominated and awarded.


The prizes are; “First Time Voter Award” for the project “Election awareness at schools” which was funded by the European Commission and the “Accessibility Award” for the “Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities”, a project funded by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), both implemented in 2014.


The symposium, held from 3 to 5 December 2014, was attended by CEC’s CEO Hisham Kuhail and Head of Public Relations, Fareed Taamallah.


The Electoral Symposium is organized annually and attended by Election Management Bodies worldwide to discuss electoral issues and to select and grant awards to outstanding electoral projects.