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Ahmed Qurei

Qurei as Prime Minister meeting then-U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell
Personal data
Date of birthMarch 26, 1937(age 79)
Place of birthAbu Dis, British Mandate for Palestine
Political partyFatah
ReligionSunni Islam
2nd Prime Minister of the Palestinian National Authority
In officeOctober 7, 2003 - December 18, 2005
December 24, 2005 - March 29, 2006
Succeeded byNabil Shaath (acting)
Ismail Haniya
Preceded byMahmoud Abbas
Nabil Shaath (acting)

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Ahmed Ali Mohammed Qurei (or Qureia; أحمد علي محمد قريع, ), also known by his Arabic Kunya Abu Alaa (أبو علاء, ) (born March 26, 1937) is a former prime minister of the Palestinian Authority. First appointed to the position in October 2003, he tendered his resignation on January 26, 2006, following the defeat of the Fatah party in the Palestinian legislative elections of 2006, and remained in office in a caretaker capacity until 19 February when he was succeeded by Ismail Haniya. During his tenure as prime minister, he has also had responsibility for security matters. He has previously served as speaker of the Palestinian Legislative Council and held a variety of significant positions within the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) from the 1970s on.

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