Hamas criticizes appointment of new elections chief
Published Thursday 23/01/2014 (updated) 23/01/2014 21:58
GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Hamas on Wednesday criticized President Mahmoud Abbas' decision to appoint Samih Shbib as the new secretary-general of the Palestinian Central Elections Commission.
“This decision contradicts the Cairo agreement which states that an elections committee should be formed in coordination” between factions, a Hamas statement said.
Hamas called on Abbas to rethink the decision.
Shbib replaced Rami Hamdallah as the new secretary-general.