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Fatah Accepts Qureia Cabinet, Vote Set for Thursday


Members of the Palestinian's Fatah party say they have agreed on a cabinet for Prime Minister Ahmed Qureia after days of negotiations and delays.

Mr. Qureia has been trying all week to get a new cabinet approved in the Palestinian parliament. The prime minister abandoned his original cabinet list Monday after several legislators charged it had many corrupt officials, and threatened to vote it down.

Palestinian officials say the vote is now rescheduled for Thursday. Mr. Qureia must step down if he fails to get his cabinet approved.

Some information for this report provided by AFP and Reuters.

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