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Sources: Announcement of unity govt postponed

May 28, 2014 2:59 A.M. (Updated: May 29, 2014 2:01 A.M.)
GAZA CITY (Ma'an) – The expected Palestinian unity government will not be announced Thursday as scheduled, sources privy to the ongoing unity talks between Fatah and Hamas have told Ma’an.

The announcement of the government is likely to be postponed for one week, according to the sources close to the talks who spoke to Ma'an on Wednesday.

But Hamas officials have insisted that President Mahmoud Abbas will announce the unity government on Thursday as scheduled.

Senior Hamas leader Mousa Abu Marzouq told Ma'an that consultations over the formation of the unity government would come to an end by Thursday and the government would be announced as agreed.

With more dialogue, added Abu Marzouq, the upcoming government will be better equipped to carry out its tasks. He added that very important issues had been tackled during the latest rounds of talks including restructuring the PLO.

A Fatah-Hamas meeting on Tuesday ended without a final conclusion on forming a unity government.

Fatah official Azzam al-Ahmad said that there was nearly a final agreement on the names and that Abbas would announce the government on Thursday in Ramallah.

Al-Ahmad had previously said the 15 cabinet ministers would be announced late Tuesday.

Representatives of Fatah and Hamas were in Gaza City earlier in the day discussing the final agreement on the names of ministers who would make up a unity government.
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