PA elections officials to visit Gaza in bid to revive unity deal

28.05.2012                      07.Siwan. 5772                    Schawuoth 2

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PA elections officials to visit Gaza in bid to revive unity deal

Planned arrival is a result of a meeting between Hamas, Fatah officials in Cairo, in which the rival groups said they agreed on a new timetable for a power-sharing deal.

Palestinian elections officials are due to arrive in the Gaza Strip on Monday, ahead of joint Fatah-Hamas elections which the sides envision taking place later this year, and which serve as a centerpiece for the floundering Palestinian reconciliation deal.
The planned arrival of the PA's central elections' committee, geared at preparing a voters' list for the planned elections, is one result of a meeting between Hamas and Fatah officials in Cairo last week, in which the rival groups said they agreed on a new timetable for a power-sharing deal….