Kuwait News Agency (kuna)
March 20, 2008 - 6:29pm

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas affirmed on Thursday his firm opposition to approve or sign any bill forwarded by the Palestinian legislative assembly.
The official spokesman of the president said in a statement that Abbas based his unwavering rejection on the constituent law of the parliament regarding legality of the sessions.
He added that the president would not alter this stance on the basis that the council's sessions lacked the legal quorum for drafting bills.
The Islamic group, Hamas, that has a majority in the parliament, has referred several draft laws to the president for endrosement.
Up to 40 members of the assembly are being held in Israeli jails. But the imprisoned lawmakers have given written authorization to other figures to represent them in the assembly's works.


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