Abbas determined to retain Fayyad as PM of Fatah-Hamas cabinet, report says

13.05.2011                      09.Ijar, 5771                      Tag 24 des Omer

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Abbas determined to retain Fayyad as PM of Fatah-Hamas cabinet, report says

London-based Arabic daily Al-Hayat report comes amid pressure from international donors and officials on Palestinians to retain the incumbent premier despite possible Hamas objection.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has told Egyptian officials that incumbent Prime Minister Salam Fayyad is his only candidate to head the burgeoning Palestinian unity cabinet, the London-based Arabic daily Al-Hayat reported on Thursday.
The report came after international donors were reportedly applying significant pressure on Abbas to retain Fayyad as prime minister, after earlier reports claimed the Palestinian prime minister would have to step down as a result of Fatah's newly signed unity pact with former rivals Hamas….