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Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, center, deputy PLO chief Mahmoud Abbas, right, and billionaire Palestinian businessman Munib al Masri, left make their way into the session hall as the PLO's Central Council was holding a meeting to approve the idea of creating the position  of Prime Minister in the West Bank town of Ramallah Saturday, March 8, 2003. Arafat declared in his speech that  he named Abu Mazen as Prime Minister of the Palestinian Authority and asked for the approval of the council. ( AP Photo/Nasser Nasser) Nasser Nasser/AP