A leadership conference of the Palestinian Fatah movement has unanimously reelected President Mahmoud Abbas to a new five-year term.
Party official Salim Zanoun asked the gathering Monday to elect Abbas “by consensus.”
The hundreds of delegates stood up and applauded Abbas, who then hugged Zanoun.
The five-day conference is expected to cement Abbas’ control of Fatah and lock out his chief rival, the exiled Mohamed Dahlan.
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