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Will Fatah’s seventh conference unite its ranks?

Fatah’s Central Committee announced the holding of the movement’s seventh conference after a seven-year absence, which would help unite Fatah’s ranks and prepare it for any future elections.
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GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Fatah’s Central Committee held a meeting Sept. 27 headed by President Mahmoud Abbas, during which it announced that the movement’s seventh general conference will be held before the end of 2016.

Fatah, which has been leading the PLO since it was established in 1964 and the Palestinian Authority (PA) since its establishment in 1993, held its first general conference in Kuwait in 1962. The general conference is considered one of Fatah’s most important internal events, during which the movement’s internal situation is discussed and changes in its institutions and amendments to its political program are made in accordance with local, regional and international conditions. In addition, the movement’s internal elections are held during this conference in order to choose its new leader and the members of its Central Committee and Revolutionary Council.

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