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Anas Al-Abdah Elected as Syrian National Coalition President

Western-backed opposition elects new leadership as former president Khaled Khoja steps down
Anas Al-Abdah Elected as Syrian National Coalition President

The Syrian National Coalition’s elected Anas Al-Abdah as new president of the main political opposition body in its general assembly Saturday, March 5. Abdah succeeds outgoing President Khaled Khoja, who held the position from January 2015.

Mouaffaq Nyrabia, Abdul Hakim Bashar, and Samira al-Masalma were elected as vice-presidents, while Abdel-Ilah Fahd was elected to the post of Secretary-General. The general assembly will also elect 19 new members of the political committee.

The general assembly adopted a new law amending articles 21 and 8 of the Coalition’s bylaws, allowing previous presidents to run for office a year after the end of their term.

This article was edited by The Syrian Observer. Responsibility for the information and views set out in this article lies entirely with the author.

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