Text Version
RSS Feeds
Home Forum Photos Features Newsletter Archive Employment
About US Help Site Map
SEARCH   About US FAQ Site Map What's New?
  -Text Version
  -RSS Feeds
  -News Archive
  -Give us feedback
  -Voices of Readers
  -Online community
  -China Biz info
  What's new
Syria's Assad to serve as president for 2nd term
+ -
08:21, July 12, 2007

 Related News
 PM serious about talks with Syria: Israeli minister
 Syria supports AL's efforts on achieving compatibility among
Lebanese parties
 Comment  Tell A Friend
 Print Format  Save Article
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad would serve as the country's president for a second term of seven years, the official SANA news agency reported on Wednesday.

He would be sworn in for a second term of office on July 17 at an extraordinary session of the People's Assembly (Parliament).

Speaker of the assembly Mahmoud al-Abrash issued a decision earlier to convene a special session next Tuesday morning during which Assad would take oath to start a new constitutional term of seven years.

Assad would then deliver a speech on Syria's external and internal policy, stating his positions on current situations in the region, particularly in Lebanon, the occupied Palestinian territories and Iraq, in addition to the reform and modernization process in the country.

In a referendum held in May, Assad won 97.62 percent of votes which secured his mandate to start a second term.

Assad, a British-educated ophthalmologist, succeeded his late father Hafez Assad in 2000. In his first referendum, he also received more than 97 percent voter's support.

Source: Xinhua

  Your Message:   Most Commented:
Ambassador reviews Germany-China relations
President Hu vows to remain committed to "one country, two systems" principle
CPC full of vigor and vitality
Chinese leader urges college united front members to make more contribution
China's trade surplus expected to exceed 100 bln USD in first half

|About Peopledaily.com.cn | Advertise on site | Contact us | Site map | Job offer|
Copyright by People's Daily Online, All Rights Reserved