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March 10, 2003
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Yasser Arafat chose his longtime No. 2 at the PLO, Mahmoud Abbas, as prime minister. On Saturday, the PLO’s 122-member Central Council formally decided during a late-night session to create the post of prime minister. Abbas said that he would have to know how much power the new prime minister will have before deciding whether to take the post.

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