The Bureau of Fatwa and Legislation in Ramallah has stated that President Abbas’ term will extend to the end of the legislative mandate of the second Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC). The term of the presidency is set to four years, and Abbas’ term was set to expire in January 2009. The term of the current PLC, however, expires in 2010.
Read: Maan News, “Bureau of Fatwa and Legislation: President Abbas’ term to coincide with current PLC mandate,” 29 June 2008, http://www.maannews.net/en/index.php?opr=ShowDetails&ID=30170
Read: The Economist, The Palestinians Ever Divided, 26 June 2008, http://www.economist.com/world/africa/displaystory.cfm?story_id=11636459.