Mahmoud Abbas
Mahmoud Abbas also known by the kunya
Kunya (Arabic)
A kunya is a teknonym, the name of an adult derived from their child, especially their eldest son, in Arabic names.A kunya is expressed by the use of abū or umm in a genitive construction, i.e "father of" or "mother of" as a honorific in place of or alongside given names in the Arab world and the...

 Abu Mazen , has been the Chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) since 11 November 2004 and became President of the Palestinian National Authority
President of the Palestinian National Authority
The President of the Palestinian National Authority is the highest-ranking political position in the Palestinian National Authority ....

 on 15 January 2005 on the Fatah
Fataḥ is a major Palestinian political party and the largest faction of the Palestine Liberation Organization , a multi-party confederation. In Palestinian politics it is on the left-wing of the spectrum; it is mainly nationalist, although not predominantly socialist. Its official goals are found...

 (فتح Fataḥ) ticket.

Elected to serve until 9 January 2009, he unilaterally extended his term for another year and continues in office even after that second deadline expired.

This is a deal reached between Sharon and Bush. We knew nothing about it. It shocked us.

On the Gaza withdrawal

Of course we need dialogue with Hamas and [Islamic] Jihad. I believe that we can reach an understanding.

On the Gaza withdrawal

We have at least 12 security apparatuses that cannot be controlled by anybody.

I don't have any relationship with the chairman from the resignation to this day.