RAMALLAH, March 8 (Xinhua) -- Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas announced on Monday that the preparation for holding the legislative elections in Palestine is underway.
The official Palestinian news agency WAFA reported that Abbas made the announcement during a meeting of the central committee of his Fatah ruling Party in the West Bank city of Ramallah.
Meanwhile, Abbas welcomed the Egyptian invitation to the leaders of the 14 Palestinian factions to join the second round of the intra-Palestinian national dialogue in Egypt's capital Cairo on March 16.
In a press statement issued after the meeting, the central committee said it will race in the legislative elections under one unified list.
In the first round of intra-Palestinian national dialogue that ended in Cairo earlier last month, leaders of 14 factions, including Hamas and Fatah, agreed to hold the general elections as scheduled.
In January, Abbas announced that the 2021 general elections will include legislative elections on May 22, presidential elections on July 31, and the Palestinian National Council elections on Aug. 31.