Fatah highlights significance of Palestinian elections for unity
Ramallah, Jan 25 (Prensa Latina) The Palestinian National Liberation Movement (Fatah) noted that the upcoming elections will be a pivotal step to promote unity among all Palestinian forces and strengthen democracy, the Al-Ayyam daily highlighted on Monday.
Palestine's general elections will express the will of our people, the one who will make decisions through ballots. Fatah ratified its enthusiasm and commitment to making presidential and parliamentary elections a great success, Fatah said.
According to Al-Ayyam, Fatah's Central Committee agreed to create a group to support the elections in all regions.
The legislative elections will be held on May 22, followed by the presidential voting on July 31, and it sets out a decree issued by Mahmoud Abbas, president of the Palestinian National Authority (PNA).
The elections will take place in all areas of the Gaza Strip and the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, Abbas stated.
On September, after several decades of disagreements, representatives of all Palestinian organizations, including Hamas, Fatah and the Islamic Jihad, made up their minds to overcome their disagreements and set up a unified front to champion the rights violated by Israel.
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