Current and Former PMs Stand in for Arafat

Ailing Palestinian President Yasser Arafat’s powers have been temporarily passed to two men — both who have served under him as prime minister — until he recovers or dies, officials said on Friday. But they emphasized Arafat, 75, remained president and no major policymaking was likely while he was ill and undergoing treatment in Paris. Prime Minister Ahmed Qurie will run the day-to-day affairs of Arafat’s Palestinian Authority, the Palestinian governing body in areas of the West Bank and Gaza in which limited self-rule was established under interim peace deals with Israel. Full Story

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