Palestine: Abbas’s control bolstered by Fatah election results

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December 5, 2016
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"Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas kept a strong grip on his Fatah movement in an election in which his loyalists remained dominant in its top decision-making body, final results showed on Sunday. The outcome of the voting, held on Saturday during the first congress of Abbas's Fatah party for seven years, signaled no change in a policy of pursuing a two-state solution with Israel, Palestinian political analysts said. ... Official results of the Fatah Central Committee (FCC) election showed that least 16 of the 18 seats up for election went to Abbas loyalists. As Fatah leader -- Abbas was re-elected to the post at the first day of the session on Tuesday -- he can choose another three delegates on the 21-member panel." (12/04/16)  

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