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    • Ben Gurion
    • 28.04.06 | 01:14 (IDT)

    Sorry Judy that I had to use a false name. Some messages of mine were censored (including one to you) and I thought there might be a systemic problem. It seems OK now, so I will risk it. I am glad you progressed from "full of holes" to "one tiny little hole". Precision is important. Now let me close this hole in your understanding. You are used to the US system where the President and Congress are of co-equal powers. Not so in other countries (such as France). I will use the French example to which the PA is close. In France, the President can call for new parliamentary elections after consulting with some other officials (whose opinions he does not need to follow). You may have noticed recently that Abbas was issuing decrees, independent of Parliament and actually against their will. For example, he took away (for himself) money resources etc. All they could do was complain. Too bad for them. Firing the cabinet and PM is in Abbas' explicit powers. He can call new elections.

    from the article: And thank you to Hamas
    First published 00:00 27.04.06 | Last updated 00:00 27.04.06
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