GAZA CITY, Mar 19 (CNN): Hamas leaders plan to meet with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Gaza Sunday night to discuss the lineup of their proposed Palestinian Cabinet.
The group had been expected to announce its entire Cabinet on Saturday and put the list up to a vote of confidence in the Palestinian Legislative Council on Monday. But the leaders said they needed to first present the slate to Abbas, who must OK the body.
"There are people, partners, colleagues who are still thinking and debating among themselves whether they would like to join us or not," said Ismail Haniyeh, the Hamas leader designated to become Palestinian Authority prime minister.
"I hope their response would be positive, and they would be able to join us in this government," he added. Among the groups he's waiting to hear from is the left-wing Palestinian militant group, the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, or PFLP.
"We are still waiting for a final answer before our meeting with the president."
Haniyeh said he hoped the meeting with Abbas will generate "a satisfactory outcome to this Cabinet."