A delegation from the Palestinian Elections Committee entered the Gaza Strip on Sunday evening for a meeting with factional and NGO officials, Safa news agency has reported.
The Chairman of the #Palestinian Central Elections Commission (CEC), Hanna Nasir, arrived in the #Gaza Strip on Sunday for talks with leaders of #Hamas and other Palestinian factions on plans to hold parliamentary elections.https://t.co/WJR1jcvDtz
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The delegation included the head of the Committee, Hanna Nasser, Executive Director Hisham Kuheil and his deputy, Ashraf Al-Shuaibi. On Saturday, Kuheil explained that the delegation would meet with Hamas and NGO officials in order to get to know their positions in relation to holding the elections.
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In response to a factional initiative, the head of the Hamas Political Bureau, former Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh, announced the unconditional agreement of his movement to holding the presidential, parliamentary and Palestinian National Council elections.
The Chairman of the Central Election Commission held meetings w/ #Hamas and other factions in the Gaza Strip to discuss the elections that the President of the State of Palestine called for. https://t.co/xHkasRsMtZ
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Although rival faction Fatah has not responded officially, several senior officials rejected the initiative and said that they would only agree to hold parliamentary elections.
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