Holding elections within a year was one of the main issues that Fatah and Hamas agreed on, in their reconciliation agreement that was signed in Cairo in May 2011. But there is much doubt among Palestinian officials about whether they will take place as planned in May 2012. “Elections can not be held under two governments as the national unity government has not been formed.” Hamas official Ismail Radwan said. “We are at the beginning (…) now we are not ready.” Fatah’s Thiab al-Loh said, adding that the most important obstacle to elections is the delay in forming a unity government.
Ma’an News Agency, Palestine