Abbas set to address Fatah congress in Ramallah

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is set to address his Fatah party’s first congress since 2009.

The 81-year-old leader was re-elected head of Fatah as the congress opened yesterday, but speculation has mounted over who will eventually succeed him as president.

He has not publicly supported a successor.

Abbas had been expected at 6 p.m. (1600 GMT) before some 1,400 delegates in Ramallah.


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