May 3, 2018 / 10:39 PM / 17 days ago

Palestinian Leader Mahmoud Abbas Re-elected as Chairman of PLO Executive Committee

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas was re-elected as chairman of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organisation early Friday.

Abbas’s expected reappointment came at the end of a four-day meeting by the Palestinian National Council in Ramallah in the occupied West Bank. The PNC chose a new Executive Committee, the most senior body of the PLO.

Reporting by Ali Sawafta and Nidal al-Mughrabi

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