Palestine Government Promulgates Municipal Election Ordinance

(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

The municipal election law for Palestine, long expected in the country, was promulgated by the government yesterday.

According to the ordinance every male Palestinian aged twenty-five years has the right to vote. The voting right is accorded to every citizen who pays a tax of at least 50 piastres annually on real estate which he owns or one pound as a lessee of property. All male voters aged thirty years or over are eligible for election to office, provided the minimum tax paid by them is one hundred piastres for property owners or two pounds for lessees.

The number of councillors in each town varies from six to twelve, the mayor being appointed by the high commissioner from among the councillors.

Following the promulgation of the ordinance, elections are expected to take place during the month of December. On December 1, the governors of the various districts will appoint electoral commissions everywhere to complete the voters’ lists within a month.

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