Aziz Duwaik (Speaker/Hamas)

Born in 1948, Aziz Duwaik is a member of Hamas’s “Change and Reform” parliamentary bloc and speaker of the Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC). He has repeatedly been placed in administrative detention by Israel, for three years following the 2006 legislative election, in 2012, and most recently between 2014-2015. According to the Palestinian Authority's Basic Law, Duwaik would assume the presidency on a temporary basis if Mahmoud Abbas resigns or is otherwise incapacitated.