Abbas asks top Fatah official to form government

PA presidential spokesman Nabil Abu Rudaineh said that PA President Mahmoud Abbas has asked Mohammed Shtayyeh to form a new government.

March 10, 2019 15:16
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. (photo credit: REUTERS/MOHAMAD TOROKMAN)


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Mohammed Shtayyeh, a senior Fatah official, will head the new Palestinian Authority government.

PA presidential spokesman Nabil Abu Rudaineh said that PA President Mahmoud Abbas has asked Shtayyeh to form a new government.
Shtayyeh, member of the Fatah Central Council, will replace Rami Hamdallah, who submitted his resignation a few weeks ago.

Shtayyeh, an economist and academic, previously served as PA Minister of Housing.

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