GAZA, May 27 (Xinhua) -- Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah Party and the Hamas movement agreed late on Monday night on Rami Hamdallah as the prime minister of the transitional unity government, Hamas official said.
"We officially agreed that Rami Hamdallah will be the premier of the unity government ... We also agreed on a number of ministers and we will continue our discussion on the others on Tuesday," Hamas spokesman in Gaza Sami Abu Zuhrisaid said in a press statement.
The spokesman added that "the two sides will hold a final meeting to agree on the final form of the new government."
But an official closed to the dialogue between the two sides said that they are still unable to agree on who should be the interior minister to be in charge of security in both Gaza and the West Bank. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told Xinhua that chief of the Fatah delegation Azzam el-Ahmad suggested that Hamdallah should take the position concurrently.
"Hamas officials told el-Ahmad that they need to study the suggestion and will give an answer during the final session on Tuesday," the official said.