The 7th Fatah congress in Ramallah re-elected the 81-years old Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Tuesday. There was no opponent and reporters were not allowed in the room in a process that was in effect a coronation.
Leading to the end?
If Abbas serves his full five-year “mandate,” he will “retire” at the age of 86. Since Fatah congresses are not "regular," it could be even longer; the 6th Fatah congress took place in 2009.
There is speculation that Abbas insisted in his ree...
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