Palestinian parliament cancels opening session

By JPOST.COM STAFF
July 11, 2007 14:17




The Palestinian parliament cancelled its opening session Wednesday after Hamas MPs boycotted the parliament, Israel Radio reported Wednesday. Only 41 parliamentarians showed up but according to Palestinian law, the parliament is not allowed to legislate when less than 67 members are present. Palestinian law also requires that the emergency government resign by the end of the week and that the parliament appoint a new government. If the parliament will not be able to appoint a new government, the emergency government headed by Salaam Fayad would remain in place, but would be designated a transitory government instead of its current definition of emergency government.


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