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