Hamas, Abbas's PLO announce reconciliation agreement

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Posted: Apr 23, 2014 9:44 AM

GAZA (Reuters) - The Gaza-based Islamist group Hamas and President Mahmoud Abbas's Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) agreed on Wednesday to implement a unity pact, both sides announced in a joint news conference.

The move envisions forming a unity government within five weeks and holding national elections six months after a vote of confidence by the Palestinian parliament.

(Reporting by Nidal al-Mughrabi, Writing by Noah Browning, Editing by Jeffrey Heller)