New Palestinian prime minister quits


Rami HamdallahNewly appointed Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah has offered his resignation to President Mahmoud Abbas, a government source said on Thursday.

It was not immediately clear whether Abbas had accepted the resignation or why Hamdallah, who was sworn in on June 6, had decided to quit.

According to a profile on the An-Najah website, Hamdallah has been president of a West Bank university since August 1998. He was also the secretary-general of the Palestinian Central Elections Commission and head of the Palestinian stock exchange.

He received a doctorate in applied linguistics from the University of Lancaster in 1988 and a master’s from the University of Manchester in 1982. He graduated from the University of Jordan in 1980 with a degree in the English language.




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