Salam Fayyad

Palestinian politician

Salam Fayyad (Arabic: سلام فياض, Salām Fayāḍ) is a Palestinian politician. He was the Prime Minister of the Palestinian Authority and Finance Minister.

Salam Fayyad
سلام فياض
Salam Fayyad in 2011
Prime Minister of the Palestinian National Authority
In office
15 June 2007 – 6 June 2013
PresidentMahmoud Abbas
Preceded byIsmail Haniyeh*
Succeeded byRami Hamdallah
Foreign Affairs Minister
In office
June 2007 – July 2007
PresidentMahmoud Abbas
Preceded byZiad Abu Amr
Succeeded byRiyad al-Maliki
Personal details
Political partyThird Way
Alma materAmerican University of Beirut
St Edward's University
University of Texas, Austin
*Haniyeh was dismissed on 14 June 2007 by Abbas, who appointed Fayyad instead. This was deemed illegal by the Legislative Council, which continued to recognise Haniyeh. The Palestinian Authority govern the West Bank while Hamas govern the Gaza Strip. A unity government was formed in 2014.

He was Finance Minister from June 2002 to November 2005 and from March 2007 to May 2012. Fayyad was Prime Minister between June 2007 and June 2013.

Fayyad resigned from the cabinet in November 2005 to run as founder and leader of the new Third Way party for the legislative elections of 2006.[1]

References change

  1. "Abbas Tasks Rami Hamdallah to Form New Palestinian Govt". Naharnet. Retrieved 2 June 2013.