Palestinian President Abbas reelected as Fatah leader

NNA – Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas was re-elected leader of his Fatah party Tuesday during the movement’s first congress in seven years, a Fatah spokesman said.

The 81-year-old was reappointed to head Fatah, the largest and oldest Palestinian movement, in a vote “by consensus,” spokesman Mahmoud Abu al-Hija said at a press conference.–AFP