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Fatah will form government without Hamas

Fatah's Central Committee will form a government composed of PLO factions without Hamas to replace the government of national consensus and prepare for the upcoming legislative elections.
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RAMALLAH, West Bank — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas announced Jan. 29 his acceptance of the resignation of the government of Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah. The government will keep performing its duties until the formation of the new government.

Hamdallah had offered to step down and put his government at the disposal of Abbas, according to a Jan. 28 statement by his spokesman Youssef al-Mahmoud.

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