Palestinian factions to meet in Egypt on elections
Abbas issued a decree on Friday to set dates for holding Palestinian general elections
Palestinian factions will meet in Egypt within a week for talks on mechanisms for the conduct of elections, electoral commission chief Hanna Nasir said on Saturday.
On Friday, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas issued a decree to set the dates for holding the Palestinian general elections.
“We are waiting for a meeting of Palestinian factions to resolve all problems,” Nasir told a press conference in the West Bank city of Ramallah.
"Any problem will be solved within a week,” he said. “If not, we will find a solution from our side."
On Monday, Abbas amended the Palestinian elections law of 2007 to allow the holding of three elections - the legislative, presidential and PLO’s National Council elections - successively.
Earlier this month, Palestinian group Hamas said it has agreed to hold the polls on a succession basis after it long insisted on conducting the elections on parallel grounds.
The last Palestinian presidential election was held in 2005, while the parliamentary polls were held in 2006.
*Ahmed Asmar contributed to this report from AnkaraAnadolu Agency website contains only a portion of the news stories offered to subscribers in the AA News Broadcasting System (HAS), and in summarized form. Please contact us for subscription options.