Palestine and EU inaugurate the new headquarters of the Palestinian Central Elections Commission
November 10, 2021
The Palestinian Authority and the European Union inaugurated the new headquarters of the Palestinian Central Elections Commission (CEC) in Ramallah.
The EU has contributed €6 million to the new building. It extends over 6500 square meters and consists of seven floors. The building includes the Central Elections Commission’s technical departments, in addition to conference halls, warehouses, and a data entry centre. It also serves as the district office for the governorate of Ramallah.
The EU assists the CEC in its efforts towards accountable governance, democratic elections and the promotion of a pluralist society. Through this partnership, the EU and the CEC work together to make sure that all Palestinians can effectively participate in democratic decision-making.
The EU Representative Sven Kühn von Burgsdorff said: “This project is not just about a new building and better workspace for our partners at the CEC. This is about maintaining hope for millions of Palestinian youth who never had the chance to vote in national elections. This is about ensuring that every Palestinian can elect his/her leaders in free and fair elections all across the Palestinian territory, including in East Jerusalem. This is about protecting the inalienable human right of the Palestinian people to self-determination”.