UN Special Coordinator welcomes PA decision to postpone elections

PNN/ Bethlehem/

The United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Nickolay Mladenov, on Tuesday welcomed the decision to postpone local elections, saying that it  is the national interest of the Palestinian people that when such elections take place, they be organized both in the West Bank and Gaza.

“I urge all Palestinian bodies to work together in good faith to overcome internal divisions and uphold democracy, Mladenov said in an official statement.

“Local elections, conducted in line with established international standards, must contribute to advancing Palestinian reconciliation based on PLO principles as well as to ending the occupation and establishing a democratic, unified Palestinian state as part of a negotiated two-state solution,” he concluded.