PALESTINE - Dec 10 - Haniya Said Early Polls Would Lead To Unrest.
PM Esmail Haniya says early Palestinian elections will lead to
unrest. Pres Mahmoud Abbas had said he planned to call early elections
to end a political deadlock with the group. "The proposal ... about
holding early elections is the start of the creation of disorder in
Palestine", Haniya said in Iran, where he is on official visit.
"We studied that proposal and we believe it to be contrary to the
legitimacy of the Palestinian government", he said. Haniya also
blamed Abbas for the breakdown in unity government talks which failed
because of "hostility" and "stubbornness".
"They want the entire state and government to be entirely in the
hands of non-Hamas people", he said of the Palestinian leadership.
Haniya was due to meet Iran's Supreme Leader Ayat Ali Khamenei on
Dec 10, the final day of the four-day visit to the state.