Thursday, July 29, 2010

Will the PA cabinet resign next week?

I've seen a couple of Arabic articles now saying that the PA ministers will resign next week and there will be a major re-shuffle.

A Fatah spokesman was quoted a couple of days ago as saying that "Next week we will form a new government representing the aspirations and ambitions of the Fatah movement."

It is unclear what Salam Fayyad's role will be in the new government, although everyone seems to agree that he would maintain his Finance Minister portfolio.

But from all appearances, it will involve a strengthening of Fatah's already serious grip on power - and Fayyad is not a member of Fatah.