The President of the Palestinian national authority Mahmoud Abbas appointed Deputy Chairman of the ruling of the PNA Fatah, the head of Tanzim in the West Bank, Mahmoud al-Alula.
According to experts, the move against the former head of the Palestinian kontrrazvedki Jibril Rajoub, also claimed to the post. If elected, Jibril rajoub would be a leading candidate to succeed Abbas.
Note that the December 2016 elections to the Central Committee of Fatah, Jibril rajoub took third place, losing only to Abbas and serving sentences in Israeli prison, Marwan Barghouti, founder of Tanzim.
It is assumed that between Barghouti and Rajoub will unfold the fight for succession of the current Chairman of the Palestinian authority. But do not forget about the General Secretary of the PLO Saeb Arikati and living in exile, former head of Fatah in Gaza, Mahmud Dahlan.