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Palestinian PM resigns

Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad quit on Saturday after months of tension with President Mahmoud Abbas, leaving the administration in disarray just as the United States tries to revive peace talks with Israel.

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Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad resigns

Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad has resigned, leaving the country without one of its most moderate voices, Reuters reported.

President Mahmoud Abbas met with Fayyad today and accepted his resignation, thanking him from his service, the official Palestinian news agency Wafa said.

Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad has resigned his position. Credit: REUTERS/Issei Kato

According to the statement, Abbas asked Fayyad to continue to continue in his post until he forms a new government.

The president is expected to name a new prime minister within days, Reuters reported, citing unnamed Palestinian officials.

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