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The General Secretariat of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) expressed its satisfaction with the smooth process of the Palestinian municipal elections, which took place in a well organized, transparent and credible competitive atmosphere. The General Secretariat also paid tribute to the efforts made to enable the Palestinian people to overcome obstacles and reach this important and crucial stage, and emphasized that these elections represent a positive step within the framework of anchoring and consolidating commitment to and participation in the democratic process and respect for institutions in the State of Palestine.
The Secretary General sent a delegation from the OIC General Secretariat to participate in the monitoring process of the municipal elections, which took place on Saturday, 13 May 2017, in response to an invitation received from the chairman of the Palestinian Central Elections Committee as a confirmation of the OIC’s interest in this pivotal exercise.
The OIC observer mission concluded that the elections process at the visited polling stations were carried out in a serene, transparent and well organized manner and that the Palestinian Central Elections Committee saw to it that the electoral legislations relevant to the Palestinian local authorities were duly respected.