Yasir Arafat was elected President of Palestinian Authority in the year:

A. 1996
B. 1997
C. 1998
D. 1999

Answer

Correct Answer: A. 1996


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Yasser Arafat as Chairman of the PLO and as the man who negotiated the Oslo Accords, became President of the Palestinian National Authority on 5 July 1994, upon the formal inauguration of the governing body. With the elections on 20 January 1996, Arafat’s presidency for the interim phase was formalized.