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Birzeit University Student Council Elections 2012

April 18, 2012
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The Martyr Yasser Arafat Bloc won 26 seats out of 51 possible in the BZU Student Council Elections 2012, held on 4 April 2012. The Islamic Wafaa' Bloc took 19 seats, while the Student Progressive Democratic Bloc occupied 5 seats and the Palestine for All Bloc won 1 seat. The rest of the blocs failed to take any seats.


The Acting Dean of Student Affairs and Head of the Elections Preparatory Committee, Mohammed al-Ahmad, announced that the Martyr Yasser Arafat Bloc obtained 2,732 votes and the Islamic Wafaa' Bloc received 2,006 votes. He added that the percentage of students who voted was 75.36%, with a record of 91 void ballots and 160 canceled ballots.




BZU President, Dr. Khalil Hindi, applauded student cooperation and commitment, as the elections took place in a democratic and quiet atmosphere, which reflected students’ sense of responsibility. Dr. Hindi stressed that the efforts undertaken by the University would not have been fruitful without the concerted efforts of students and all parties involved.

The day before the elections, a student debate was organized between the rival student blocs, where each bloc presented its electoral program and goals in addition to answering questions raised by the Deanship of Student Affairs.

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