Abbas asks university chief to form govt: source

AFP – Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas on Sunday called on Rami Hamdallah, the head of Al-Najah University in the West Bank city of Nablus, to form a new government, an official source said.

Abbas handed the task to Hamdallah, also the head of the electoral commission, during a meeting at the Palestinian Authority headquarters in Ramallah, the source said on condition of anonymity.

The move came as the term of Palestinian caretaker prime minister Salam Fayyad formally ended.

By France 24

 

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