After a two-year delay, Fatehâ€™s seventh congress kicked off in Ramallah, today, where the movement has re-elected President Mahmoud Abbas to a new five-year term.
Abbas said that 60 delegations from 28 countries will be joining the conference tonight.
Party official Salim Zanoun asked the gathering Monday to elect Abbas â€śby consensus.â€ť
Hundreds of delegates stood up and applauded Abbas, who then hugged Zanoun, AP reported,Â according to the PNN.
The five-day conference is expected to cement Abbasâ€™ control of Fateh and lock out his chief rival, the exiled Mohamed Dahlan.