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Fatah movement re-elects President Abbas as party leader

AP  |  Ramallah (West Bank) 

A leadership conference of the Palestinian Fatah movement has unanimously re-elected President to a new five-year term.

Party official Salim Zanoun asked the gathering yesterday 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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First Published: Tue, November 29 2016. 19:32 IST