President of the Palestinian National Authority

head of state of the Palestinian National Authority

The President of the Palestinian National Authority (Arabic: رئيس السلطة الوطنية الفلسطينية) is the highest-ranking political position (same to head of state) in the Palestinian National Authority (PNA). The President nominates the Prime Minister of the Palestinian National Authority.

List of Presidents (1994–present)Edit

No. Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Term of office Tenure Party
1   Yasser Arafat
(1929–2004)
5 July 1994 11 November 2004
(died in office)
10 years, 129 days Fatah
(Palestine Liberation
Organization
)
  Rawhi Fattouh
(b. 1949)
Interim President
11 November 2004 15 January 2005 65 days Fatah
(Palestine Liberation
Organization
)
2   Mahmoud Abbas
(b. 1935)[1]
15 January 2005 Incumbent
(disputed from 15 January 2009 – 2 June 2014)
(disputed from 19 October 2016)
18 years, 16 days Fatah
(Palestine Liberation
Organization
)
  Aziz Dweik
(b. 1949)
Interim President
15 January 2009 Incumbent
(term ended 2 June 2014 and resumed 19 October 2016)
12 years, 155 days Hamas

NotesEdit

  1. President of the Palestinian National Authority of the Government in the West Bank