Abu Rudeineh: Abbas will offer Hamas elections in January

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October 21, 2011 04:00

 
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Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas will officially propose to Hamas officials that elections be held in Gaza and the West Bank in January, Nabil Abu Rudeineh told TIME magazine on Thursday. Under the stalled Palestinian reconciliation deal between Fatah and Hamas elections were supposed to take place in May 2012.

"We're suggesting January, because the law requires 90 days notice," the senior Abbas aide told TIME, adding that the proposal had already been extended to Hamas informally and was likely to be officially put on the table early next month in Cairo.

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