Palestinian Territories – Palestinian elections (18 January 2021)


France welcomes the adoption by President Mahmoud Abbas of the decree providing for the holding of legislative, presidential and Palestinian National Council elections from May 2021. This decision must now be translated into action to allow the elections to be organized throughout the Palestinian Territories. France calls on all Palestinian political players to act constructively to allow Palestinian people to appoint their representatives. It calls on the Israeli authorities to facilitate the holding of ballots throughout the Palestinian Territories, including in East Jerusalem. Alongside its European partners, France stands ready to support the preparation and organization of free and impartial elections.