Hamas to lead future coalition govt: spokesman
www.chinaview.cn 2006-08-26 21:52:57

Special report: Internal situation in Palestine

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    GAZA, Aug. 26 (Xinhua) -- A spokesman of the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) said on Saturday that Hamas would lead any coming national coalition government.

    "All the issue of commissioning portfolios would be subject to dialogue and negotiations, but Hamas would lead the government because of its majority in the parliament," Sami Abu Zuhri told reporters.

    The aim of forming a national unity government was to "boost the Palestinian's unity to face external challenges and break the siege on the Palestinian people," he said.

    On Aug. 17, President Mahmoud Abbas and Prime Minister Ismail Haneya agreed on forming a coalition government to replace incumbent Hamas-led one in a bid to overcome current economic and political crises.

    However, Haneya outlined three conditions for forming the coalition the next day -- releasing Hamas ministers and lawmakers jailed in Israeli prisons, ending international boycott against the Hamas government and nominating a prime minister from Hamas.

    Abu Zuhri said that the political vision of the coalition government would be based on the Prisoners' Document of National Accordance, which calls for a Palestinian statehood alongside Israel and keeping resistance against Israel in the territories of what would be a future Palestinian state.

    He said that all the factions and political powers would be involved in talks over details of the coalition government. Enditem

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