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Monday
Feb142011

Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Dissolves Cabinet

Photo Courtesy - Pierre Verdy/AFP/ Getty Images(JERUSALEM) -- In what some might call another "aftershock" from the earthquake of Egypt's political transition, the Palestinian Authority announced political changes Monday that call for the dissolution of its cabinet.

Prime Minister Salam Fayyad dissolved the Palestinian Authority's 16-member cabinet which many in the region saw as ineffective.  The step is widely being seen as a way to show better governance and appease the Palestinian public so they don't take to the streets in mass demonstrations.

Fayyad had been pushing for a cabinet change and events in Egypt helped him make it happen.  He has six weeks to form a new cabinet, and says he'll choose technocrats who can help build Palestinian institutions.

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