Abbas postpones elections in West Bank

By JPOST.COM STAFF
August 22, 2011 16:31

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas postponed on Monday local West Bank elections scheduled for October 22, reported Palestinian news agency Ma'an.

According to the report, elections would be postponed "until appropriate circumstances" exist, and gives time "to provide the Central Elections Commission with the opportunity to continue preparations for holding elections in all Palestinian districts."

The postponement will also provide the "appropriate environment" for efforts to end "division and reaching reconciliation and national unity," Ma'an reported.


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