The Speaker of the Palestinian Legislative Council is the chairman of the Palestinian Legislative Council of the Palestinian Authority. As Chairman, the Speaker acts as interim President of the Palestinian National Authority if the latter is unable to perform his or her duties. Under Palestinian law, the interim President holds the role for sixty days until an election is held.[1]

Since 29 March 2006, the Speaker has been Aziz Dweik, of Hamas, though the Palestinian Legislative Council has not met since 2007.

History

After the resignation of Palestinian Prime Minister, Mahmoud Abbas, on 6 September 2003, the Speaker of the Palestinian Legislative Council, Ahmed Qurei became acting Prime Minister, and he would be Prime Minister until 26 January 2006.

Rawhi Fattouh became interim President of the Palestinian Authority following the death of Yasser Arafat on 11 November 2004 until 15 January 2005, when Mahmoud Abbas was sworn in as President following the election.

List of speakers

No. Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Term of office Party Notes
1
Ahmed Qurei
(b. 1937)
7 March 1996 7 October 2003 Fatah
(Palestine Liberation Organization)
[2]
2 Rafiq Al-Natsheh
(b. 1934)
November 2003 10 March 2004 Fatah
(Palestine Liberation Organization)
[3]
3
Rawhi Fattouh
(b. 1949)
10 March 2004 16 February 2006 Fatah
(Palestine Liberation Organization)
[4]
4
Aziz Dweik
(b. 1948)
29 March 2006 Incumbent Hamas

See also

References

  1. ^ PNA interim chairman calls for elections preparations Archived 2015-10-23 at the Wayback Machine. Xinhua News Agency, 13 November 2004
  2. ^ Political Handbook of the World 1998. Springer. February 1, 2016. ISBN 9781349149513 – via Google Books.
  3. ^ Group, Taylor & Francis (February 8, 2004). The Europa World Year: Kazakhstan - Zimbabwe. Taylor & Francis. ISBN 9781857432558 – via Google Books.
  4. ^ No, Author; Staff, Europa Publications (February 8, 2007). The Europa World Year Book 2007. Routledge. ISBN 9781857434149 – via Google Books.