People's Assembly of Syria
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The People's Assembly (Arabic: مَجْلِسُ الشَّعْبِ‎‎, Majlis al-Sha'ab), (French: Assemblée du peuple) is Syria's legislative authority. It has 250 members elected for a four-year term in 15 multi-seat constituencies. There are two main political fronts; the National Progressive Front and Popular Front for Change and Liberation. The 2012 elections, held on 7 May, resulted in a new parliament that, for the first time in four decades, is based on a multi-party system.[2] In 1938, Fares Al-Khoury became the first Christian to be elected Speaker. In 2016 Hadiya Khalaf Abbas, Ph.D., representing Deir Ezzor since 2003, became the first woman elected to be the Speaker.[3][4][5][6] In 2017, Hammouda Sabbagh became the first Orthodox Christian to have held the post.[7]
People’s Assembly of the Syrian Arab Republic
مجلس الشعب الجمهورية العربية السورية
Hammouda Sabbagh, NPF-ASBP[1]
since 28 September 2017
Political groups
 NPF (177)
 Independents (73)
Length of term
4 years
Last election
19 July 2020
Next election
Meeting place
Parliament Building, Damascus, Syria
The assembly meets at least three times a year and in special occasions called by the council's president or the president of the country.[8]
Latest elections
The last elections were held on the 19 July 2020.[9] Several lists were allowed to run across the country but any real opposition is absent. Millions of Syrians living abroad, after fleeing a war that has killed more than 380,000 people, are not eligible to vote.[9]
The National Progressive Front won 183 out of 250 seats, 167 of which were for the Ba'ath Party, while 67 Independents held the rest of the seats.
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 Summary of the 19 July 2020 People's Council of Syria election results
PartiesVotes%SeatsSeats inside
National Progressive Front (al-jabha al-waTaniyyah at-taqaddumiyyah)183
Arab Socialist Ba'ath Party (Hizb al-ba'th al-'arabi al-ishtiraki)
Syrian Social Nationalist Party (al-Hizb as-suri al-qawmi al-ijtima'i)
Arab Socialist Union (al-ittiHad al-ishtiraki al-'arabi)
Communist Party of Syria (al-Hizb ash-shuyu'i as-suri, Wissal Farha Bakdash faction)
Socialist Unionists (al-wahdawiyyun al-ishtirakiyyun)
National Vow Movement (Harakat al-'ahd al-waTani)
Arabic Democratic Union Party (Hizb Al-Ittihad Al-'Arabi Al-Dimuqrati)
Democratic Socialist Unionist Party (Hizb Al-Wahdawi Al-ishtiraki Al-Dimuqrati)
Popular Front for Change and Liberation0
Non-partisans (Independent)67
Total 250
Source: Election results
Names of legislature
The name of the legislature in Syria has changed, as follows, as has the composition and functions:
See also
  1. ^ "Little known Syrian politician elected parliament speaker". Fox News. 28 September 2017. Retrieved 28 September 2017.
  2. ^ "Assad says Syria 'able' to get out of crisis". Al Jazeera. 2012-05-25. Retrieved 2012-06-11.
  3. ^ Hadiyeh Khalaf Abbas Elected as First Woman Speaker of Syrian People’s Assembly
  4. ^ Hadiyeh Khalaf Abbas elected as first woman speaker of People’s Assembly
  5. ^ [sana.sy/en/?p=79434 Hadiyeh Khalaf Abbas elected as the first woman Speaker of the People’s Assembly]
  6. ^ Syrian Parliament Elects First Woman Speaker Since 1919
  7. ^ انتخاب مسيحي أرثوذكسي رئيسًا لمجلس الشعب السوري (in Arabic)
  8. ^ Phillips, Douglas A.; Gritzner, Charles F. (2010). Syria. Infobase Publishing. ISBN 9781438132389.
  9. ^ a b "Syrians vote in parliamentary election as inflation hits war-damaged economy". France 24. 19 July 2020. Retrieved 3 January 2021.
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