Palestinian council to approve continuance of Abbas government – washingtonpost.com

The Palestine Liberation Organization’s Central Council — more than 100 political officials and activists, labor federation leaders and others — is slated to meet in December to authorize Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to remain the movement’s chief political figure and Prime Minister Salam Fayyad to continue running the day-to-day affairs of government in Ramallah.The session will resolve an immediate political problem while maintaining an air of legality around a Palestinian government that relies on hundreds of millions of dollars in outside aid. Abbas’s term expires Jan. 24, but election officials have ruled that a planned vote cannot take place while the Islamist Hamas movement rules the Gaza Strip.

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