Local Election Monitoring for Elections to the Palestinian Legislative Council

Contract partner: PCHR - Palestinian Center for Human RightsCountry: Palästinensische Gebiete Funding amount: € 134.000,00Project start: 01.11.2005End: 30.06.2006

Short Description:

Overall goal

Elections to the Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC) are scheduled for January 2006. These elections will consitute an important test for democracy in the Palestinian territories of the West Bank, the Gaza Strip and East Jerusalem.

The elections will be observed by international and local monitors, who will be officially accredited as elections observers. This project is supporting the local election-monitoring process, which consitutes an important element in guaranteeing free and authentical elections, as well as the acceptance of the election results by the Palestinian population.

Core Activities of the Project are:

1. Monitoring all stages (campaigning process, polling day, counting of ballots and declaration of results) of the electoral process for the Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC) - this includes the training of election-monitors for the polling day;

2. Provide legal counsel and aid to both candidates and voters; and

3. Lobbying to ensure that the basic conditions are met to create an environment in which proper, free and fair elections can occur.

project number2357-00/2005
source of fundingOEZA
sector Staatsführung & Zivilgesellschaft, allgemein
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    • 1= policy is a significant objective of the activity
    • 2= policy is the principal objective of the activity
  • Donor/ source of funding: The ADA is not only implementing projects and programmes of the Austrian Development Cooperation , but also projects funded from other sources and donors such as
    • AKF - Foreign Disaster Fund of the Austrian federal government
    • BMLFUW - Federal Ministry for Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water
    • EU - Funds of the European Commission
    • Others - various other donors are listed in ADA’s annual business report.
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