Abbas Won’t Be Heading New Government

14 May
5:44 AM

According to the Ma’an News Agency, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will not be the head of the upcoming unity government, and that the new president will not have a deputy president.Speaking on condition of anonymity, a senior source told Ma’an that Rami Hamdallah is the most likely person to head the new government, and that talks to determine the configuration of this government are nearly concluded, especially since all suggested names are ready.

The source added that Mousa Abu Marzouq, deputy head of the Hamas Political Bureau, in addition to Khalil al-Hayya and Imad al-Alamy, represent the Hamas movement in government formation talks.

On Tuesday evening, Fateh official Azzam al-Ahmad arrived in Gaza for final talks with Hamas officials, and officials of various political groups in Gaza.

The outcome of government formation talks will be revealed during a press conference in Gaza, on Wednesday.

Once formed, the new government will also start preparations for holding new general and presidential elections in the occupied territories.

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Saed Bannoura

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