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Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas tasks Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah in Ramallah to form new government of technocrats

Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah (L) in the Palestinian Authority's headquarters in the West Bank town of Ramallah, 29 May 2014, as he is tasked by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas (R) to form the new Palestinian cabinet to be comprised of technocrats, in the coming five weeks. THAER GHANAIM / PALESTINIAN AUTH / EPA