President of the State of Palestine

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The President of the State of Palestine is the leader of the State of Palestine which was unilaterally declared in November 1988 by Palestinian Declaration of Independence of the Palestinian National Council of the Palestine Liberation Organization.[1][2] The President is chosen by the Palestinian Central Council.[3][4]

List of Presidents (1989–present)[edit]

# Portrait Name
(Born-Died)
Term of Office Party
1 ArafatEconomicForum.jpg Yasser Arafat
(1929–2004)
2 April 1989[3] 11 November 2004
(died in office)
Fatah
(Palestine Liberation Organization)
Vacant (11 November 2004 – 8 May 2005[5])
2 Mahmoud Abbas.jpg Mahmoud Abbas
(b. 1935)
23 November 2008[4]
Acting since 8 May 2005[5]
President of UN-observer Palestine state since 8 January 2013[6]
Incumbent Fatah
(Palestine Liberation Organization)

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Government of the Dominican Republic (2009-07-15). "Comunicado Conjunto para Establecimiento Relaciones Diplomaticas entre la Republica Dominican y el Estado de Palestina". Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Retrieved 2010-12-31. :"Presidente del Estado de Palestina"
  2. ^ Government of the Dominican Republic (2009-07-15). "Comunicado Conjunto para Establecimiento Relaciones Diplomaticas entre la Republica Dominican y el Estado de Palestina". Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Retrieved 2011-03-20. , page3:"President of the State of Palestine"
  3. ^ a b Aburish, Said K. (1998). From Defender to Dictator. New York: Bloomsbury Publishing. pp. 201–228. ISBN 1-58234-049-8. 
  4. ^ a b PLO body elects Abbas 'president of Palestine', AFP (23 November 2008): “I announce that the PLO Central Council has elected Mahmud Abbas president of the State of Palestine. He takes on this role from this day, November 23, 2008,” the body’s chairman Salem al-Zaanun told reporters.
  5. ^ a b PLO asks Mahmud Abbas to be acting president of "state of Palestine", Al-Jazeera TV, Doha (8 May 2005): "The PLO Executive Committee has decided to ask [President] Mahmud Abbas to carry out the duties of the president of the state of Palestine until the PLO Central Council [PCC] is convened."
  6. ^ Palestinian Authority rebrands itself 'State of Palestine' after U.N. vote

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