Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Fatah delays local elections

From Ma'an:

Fatah will recommend postponing local elections scheduled for July 9, Central Committee member Mohammad Shtayyeh said Monday.

The reconciliation of Fatah and Hamas in Cairo last week created a new situation where all decisions must be made by national consensus, the Fatah official said.

Elections were set for July by the Fatah-dominated government in Ramallah in February, but Hamas officials vowed not to facilitate polls prior to unity.
The fruits of "unity."