Abbas to Begin Consultations on Unity Government

RAMALLAH, April 27, 2013 (WAFA) – President Mahmoud Abbas announced that he has decided to begin on Saturday consultations to form the national unity government.

He said that this will be held in accordance with the Doha Declaration and in implementation of the timetable approved by Palestinian leadership in the meetings held in Cairo on February 8 regarding activating and developing the Palestine Liberation Organization, as well as the agreement on a date for holding presidential, legislative and National Council elections. It is also in implementation of the decisions of the Executive Committee in its last meeting held in Ramallah on April 18.

President Abbas called on all forces and factions throughout the country to cooperate in order to speed up this work so that he will be able to issue two decrees – one to form a unity government of independent technocrats and the other to set a date for holding elections since the Central Elections Commission has completed its voter registry.

Source: WAFA News