Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said Friday he had no plans to postpone parliamentary elections set for July 17.
"I have no intention to postpone the elections. The parliamentary elections will be on July 17," he told reporters in New Delhi at the end of a two-day visit.
Abbas opposes the voting system that the parliament passed earlier this week, according to which two-thirds of representatives in the 132-seat parliament will be elected in regional elections.
Senior Fatah officials has called for postponing elections until after the Israeli pullout from the Gaza Strip, but Hamas dismissed the call, saying it would re-think all understandings reached with the PA, including the unofficial truce, if elections are postponed.