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.