First President of the Palestinian Authority

On January 20th 1996, about 1 million Palestinians participated in a vote, of which over 88 percent of the vote in favour of Yasir Arafat (born Muhammad Abd ar-Rauf al-Qudwah al-Husayn) to be President of the Palestinian Authority.

Date:
      January 20th 1996
Name(s):
      Yasir Arafat
Occupation:
      President of the Palestinian Authority
Location:
      Gaza and West Bank

Additional Information:

  • President of the Palestinian National Authority – Wikipedia
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  • President of the State of Palestine – Wikipedia
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  • Prime Minister of the Palestinian National Authority – Wikipedia
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  • Yasser Arafat – Wikipedia
    Mohammed Yasser Abdel Rahman Abdel Raouf Arafat al-Qudwa (/ˈærəˌfæt, ˈɑːrəˌfɑːt/; Arabic: محمد ياسر عبد الرحمن عبد الرؤوف عرفات‎‎‎; 24 August 1929 – 11 November 2004), popularly known as Yasser Arafat (Arabic: ياسر عرفات‎‎ , Yāsir `Arafāt) or by his kunya Abu Ammar (Arabic: أبو عمار‎‎ , ‘Abū `Ammār), was a Palestinian political leader.
  • Palestinian National Authority – Wikipedia
    The Palestinian National Authority (PA or PNA; Arabic: السلطة الوطنية الفلسطينية‎‎ as-Sulṭa al-Waṭanīya al-Filasṭīnīya) is the interim self-government body established in 1994 following the Gaza–Jericho Agreement to govern the Gaza Strip and Areas A and B of the West Bank, as a consequence of the 1993 Oslo Accords.

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