Ma'an News Agency
December 2, 2010 - 1:00am

Fatah Revolutionary Council Secretary-General Amin Maqboul denied Thursday that a reported PA cabinet reshuffle was postponed until the new year, saying discussions were ongoing between President Mahmoud Abbas and his appointed Prime Minister Salam Fayyad.

"Abbas gave a clear decision about the cabinet reshuffle," Maqboul told Ma’an, adding that the president is the only person in power who can make the call.

"There are serious ongoing discussions that include details of the cabinet reshuffle, these talks may take some time since it is the aim of the shuffle to create a government that can carry the burden of state building at this stage," he said.

“My personal opinion is that Fatah represents the majority of the national forces and it is its right to have two-thirds of the ministries in the government,” he added, but noted that the percentage was not official.


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