The Coalition recently conducted elections with the following results:
Mr. Ahmad Jarba, President
Mrs. Suheir Atassi, Vice President
Mr. Mohammad Tayfour, Vice President
Mr. Salem Maslat, Vice President
Mr. Bader Jamous, Secretary General
To be elected: 19 members who will represent the new political body of the Syrian National Coalition.
Mr. Ahmad Jarba, the new President of the Coalition stressed that he will closely following developments on the ground. Homs will be his top priority as it is currently under attack.
Biography for Ahmad Jarba:
Ahmad Jarba has been elected the President of the Syrian National Coalition. Jarba was born in 1969 in the city of Qamishli and was educated in the public school system. He holds a law degree from the University of Beirut.
Because of his anti-regime stance, Jarba was arrested, detained and questioned by Syria’s notorious intelligence agents in the early days of the revolution, in March 2011.
Jarba also supported the Syrian revolution, providing medical and military aid, since the beginning of the revolution. He has been a key figure in establishing political diplomacy. Jarba is a member of the Syrian National Council – a key bloc in the Coalition – and is a founding member of the Coalition.
We ask for Mercy for our martyrs, health for our wounded, and freedom for our detainees.
Long live Syria and its people, free and with honor.
Translated and edited by The Syrian Observer