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Summary: The parliament of the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO PLO
Palestine Liberation Organization

PLO Palestine Liberation Organization

Noun 1. PLO
) elected on Thursday six new members to its executive body.

The parliament of the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) elected on Thursday six new members to its executive body. Among these six are Ahmed Qorei, the former Palestinian PM who recently lost his position in the leadership of the Fatah movement, along with top negotiator Saeb Erakat, and lawmaker Hanan Ashrawi Dr. Hanan Daoud Khalil Ashrawi is a Palestinian scholar and political activist. She is a protege and later colleague and close friend of Edward Said. Ashrawi was an important leader during the First Intifada, served as the official spokesperson for the Palestinian Delegation to the , a PLO spokesman said.

The Palestinian National Council The Palestinian National Council (PNC) is the legislative body of the Palestine Liberation Organization and elects its Central Committee, which assumes leadership of the organization between its sessions. The Council normally meets every two years.  (PNC PNC Purdue University North Central (Westville, Indiana)
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), the organisation's parliament, last held a plenary meeting in 1996.

Among Executive Committee members who died in recent years was Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat. The Executive Committee is headed by Palestinian Authority Palestinian Authority (PA) or Palestinian National Authority, interim self-government body responsible for areas of the West Bank and Gaza Strip under Palestinian control.  president Mahmud Abbas.

In his speech to the PNC on Wednesday, Abbas said he will call for a parliamentary election in January should reconciliation efforts with Hamas fail. "We are still offering the same proposal, but if it's refused, then the sole alternative is to go to presidential and parliamentary elections," Abbas said, according to Reuters.

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Date:Aug 27, 2009
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