People's Assembly of Syria The People's Assembly
: مَجْلِسُ الشَّعْبِ
, Majlis al-Sha'ab
: 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
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.
In 2017, Hammouda Sabbagh
became the first Orthodox Christian
to have held the post.
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.
The last elections were held on the 19 July 2020.
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.
Summary of the 19 July 2020 People's Council of Syria election results
Names of legislature
The name of the legislature in Syria has changed, as follows, as has the composition and functions:
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