TITLE

A New Challenge To Arafat's Rule

AUTHOR(S)
Rees, Matt; Hamad, Jamil; Abbas, Mahmoud
PUB. DATE
May 2002
SOURCE
Time;
SOURCE TYPE
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Reports that although Palestinian Authority (PA) ruler Yasser Arafat announced that he wants to hold elections by the end of 2002, members of the PA are debating reforms that include a plan to shift Arafat to a symbolic role as President. Possible installation of Palestine Liberation Organization Secretary-General Mahmoud Abbas as Prime Minister; Other reforms proposed; Hope among U.S. officials that greater democracy will diminish the power of gunmen in Palestinian society; Obstacles to reform.
ACCESSION #
6683531

 

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