The Full Wiki

More info on Parliament of Syria

Parliament of Syria: Wikis

Advertisements
  
  
  

Note: Many of our articles have direct quotes from sources you can cite, within the Wikipedia article! This article doesn't yet, but we're working on it! See more info or our list of citable articles.

Did you know ...


More interesting facts on Parliament of Syria

Include this on your site/blog:

Encyclopedia

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Parliament of Syria
مجلس الشعب
Coat of arms or logo.
Type
Type Unicameral
Leadership
Speaker Dr. Mahmoud al-Abrash, Arab Socialist Baath Party
since 2007-2011
Structure
Members 250
Political groups NPF (169)
Independents (81)
Election
Last election Syrian parliamentary election, 2007
Meeting place
Parliament of Syria, Damascus, Syria
Website
Parliament of Syria (Arabic)
Syria

This article is part of the series:
Politics and government of
Syria



Other countries · Atlas
Politics portal

The Parliament of Syria (Arabic: مجلس الشعب‎, Majlis al-Sha'ab, , which means People's Council) is Syria's legislative authority. It has 250 members elected for a four year term in 15 multi-seat constituencies, in which 167 seats are guaranteed for the National Progressive Front. Syria is a single-party state. This means that only one political party, the Arab Socialist Ba'ath Party is legally allowed to hold effective power. Although minor parties are allowed, they are legally required to accept the leadership of the dominant party and are members of the front. The presidential candidate is appointed by the parliament and needs to be confirmed for a seven year term in a referendum.

Latest elections

e • d  Summary of the 22 April 2007 People's Council of Syria election results
Parties Votes % Seats Seats inside NPF
National Progressive Front (al-jabha al-waTaniyyah at-taqaddumiyyah) 169
134
8
6
5
4
3
3
3
2
1
0
non-partisans 81
Total (turnout 56.12 %)   250
Source: Syrian parliament

See also

External links

Advertisements

Advertisements






Got something to say? Make a comment.
Your name
Your email address
Message