General Congress

The Fatah General Congress is composed of approximately 1400 party members and elects both the Revolutionary Council (RC) and Central Committee (CC). The last Congress – Fatah's Seventh – was held in Ramallah in December 2016, electing a new RC and CC. This was largely seen as a move by Mahmoud Abbas to strengthen his grip on the party by ousting his rival Mohammed Dahlan and marginalising the popular Fatah figure Marwan Barghouti.