Student council elections to be held May 10

The Preparatory Committee for Students Council Elections at Birzeit University announced that Wednesday, May 10, 2017 will be the official date of elections, and that the elections debate will be held on May 9.

Dean of Students Affairs Mohammad Al Ahmad said that the university conducts student elections annually. “Our students are in this way prepared to participate in a diverse democracy and engage with wide-ranging perspectives based on liberal values,” he said. Al Ahmad stated that the student factions will be competing for 511 seats, and announced that all activities and festivals organized by the Student Council will be stopped until the elections are held.