Al Jazeera: Ismail Haniya elected new political chief of Hamas
Khaled Meshaal, who preceded Haniya as leader of the political bureau, confirms transition to Al Jazeera.
Ismail Haniya has been elected as the new leader of Hamas's political bureau, according to the Palestinian movement's news agency.
The announcement on Satuday came just days after Hamas unveiled a more moderate stance towards Israel.
Khaled Meshaal, who preceded Haniya as leader of the movement's political wing, confirmed the transition of power to Al Jazeera.
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