PLO leaders give Abbas the title 'President of Palestinian State'
By JERUSALEM POST STAFFPublished: NOVEMBER 23, 2008 21:36Advertisement
PLO leaders on Sunday voted to give Mahmoud Abbas an additional title of president of the Palestinian state.
The move comes ahead of the anticipated showdown with rivals from the Hamas over the end of Abbas' term.
Abbas was elected Palestinian Authority president in 2005. Hamas says his term ends in January. Abbas' loyalists say he has an additional year. Hamas rules Gaza, while Abbas controls the West Bank.
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