Palestinian prime minister decides to stay on jobAugust 13, 2013 @ 10:13 am
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) - Palestinian officials say the prime minister has decided to remain on the job, weeks after announcing his resignation.
Rami Hamdallah announced his resignation in June, two weeks after taking office, in a conflict with President Mahmoud Abbas over his authorities. Officials said the men had worked out their differences but details of their agreement were not released.
Officials say Abbas asked Hamdallah on Tuesday to form a new government, and he accepted the request. Government spokesman Ihab Bsaiso says "there will be a new government and a new swearing-in ceremony."
Hamdallah has five weeks to form a new Cabinet. Officials said they do not expect many changes from the current caretaker government.
(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
SDOT says human error is to blame for West Seattle Bridge de-icing crashes
Danny O'Neil shares what we learned from the Seahawks' loss to the 49ers
The Holiday Map
Find Santa photos, tree farms, lights & seasonal events with our holiday map
Please login below with your Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Disqus account. Existing MyNorthwest account holders will need to create a new Disqus account or use one of the social logins provided below. Thank you.