16,000 register to vote in Gaza Strip ahead of elections

By JPOST.COM STAFF
February 12, 2013 04:58




Some 16,000 people registered to vote on Monday in the Gaza Strip, a lower turnout than expected, Palestinian news agency Ma'an quoted the Central Elections Commission as saying.

Monday was the first day citizens have been able to register to vote in Gaza since 2005, after Hamas won a sweeping victory in the municipal elections that were held in December.

According to Ma'an, around 257 registration centers are open in order to update the electoral role to prepare for national elections, although no official date has been set.


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