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Are They Holding Off on Declaring Arafat to Consolidate Power In The PA?

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posted on Nov, 5 2004 @ 02:04 AM
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According to The Palestinians' Basic Law (version of a constitution). One has to wonder if there will be a power struggle for this in the end. This may be why if Arafat is brain dead they are trying to consolidate power. Abbas if he want to hold off the hard core militants in Hamas may be attempting to do so.




The Palestinians' Basic Law, similar to a constitution, says the speaker of parliament becomes acting president for a maximum of 60 days, until an election is held to fill a five-year presidential term.
During the transition, former Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas would be chairman of the executive committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization, which represents the Palestinian people with foreign governments and international organizations.
Prime Minister Ahmed Qureia would remain head of the Cabinet, which handles the daily affairs of the Palestinian government. He also would take over chairmanship of the National Security Council, which includes the most important security forces.
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