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Syria's new 'transitional Government' is more 'Western' than many think, with the new head of Parliament being a woman!
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Hadiyah Abbas,elected as a chief of the Syrian Parliament.

A Syrian woman who is a member of the progressive Baath party has been chosen as the new parliament speaker, becoming the first woman to ever hold the post.

Hadiyeh al-Abbas, 58, won uncontested Monday during the first session of the People's Assembly, (AKA: Syria's 'parliament') elected in April.

Al-Abbas holds a PhD in agricultural engineering and was a professor at al-Furat University in the eastern city of Deir el-Zour, which is currently contested by government forces and the Islamic State group.

Najdat Anzour, one of Syria's best-known producers and most acclaimed directors, was chosen as deputy parliament speaker. He is a staunch Syrian Arab Army (AKS: "SAA" , the legitimate and long standing defensive force of Syria.) supporter.

Syria has elected two parliaments since the start of


Added: Jun-6-2016 Occurred On: Jun-6-2016
By: mvlazysusan
Tags: syria, transitional, government, parliament, Hadiyah Abbas,
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