IN RUSSIAN

Bashar Assad receives new Constitution project

13 February 2012 - 2:56pm

The National Committee for Development of the Constitution project of Syria has handed President Bashar Assad a project of the Constitution, Xinhua reports.

Assad will then hand it to the People’s Assembly, followed by a referendum. The committee concluded work on the project on February 7.

The new Constitution project states presidential terms of 7 years with one re-election. Bashar Assad’s presidency will end in 2014.

The National Committee for Development of the Constitution project was organized on October 15, according to Assad’s order 33. It consists of 29 members. It was to develop a new Constitution project in 4 months. The committee was chaired by justice minister.

Syria has had mass anti-governmental protests since mid-March 2011. Development of the Constitution is a measure to end the disorders.

 

Read also

May 30 2015 - 21:26
According to a press release disseminated by the OSCE, Serbian Foreign Minister and OSCE Chairman Ivica Dacic is to visit Azerbaijan, Armenia and Georgia next week.
May 30 2015 - 21:18
According to Soren Liborius, spokesman of the EU's representative office in Russia, today they have confirmed receiving from the Russian Foreign Ministry the 'blacklist' of EU citizens who are forbidden from entering the Russian Federation.
May 30 2015 - 20:06
According to the Directorate of the Press and Information of the Ministry of Defense of Russia, Moscow and Tel Aviv have similar positions on major international security issues. The announcement was made after talks between a Deputy Russian Defense Ministry, Anatoly Antonov, and the head of the military and security policy of the Israeli Defense Ministry, Amos Gilad.
May 30 2015 - 19:40
According to the Deputy Foreign Minister of Iran, Abbas Araghchi, the bilateral meeting between Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov is to be held on June 4 in Moscow.
May 30 2015 - 19:02
According to Jesse Shaheen, a spokeswoman for the UN special envoy to Syria, Staffan de Mistura, said meetings of the envoy with the National Coalition of the Syrian Opposition and Revolutionary Forces are to take place in early June in Istanbul.
May 30 2015 - 18:46
According to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Yemen, Riyadh Yassin, consultations on Yemen are to take place in Geneva in the next two to three weeks in order to resolve the crisis in Yemen under the auspices of the United Nations.
May 30 2015 - 18:20
Today in Odessa activists participated in a demonstration against the appointment of the former President of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili to the post of governor of the Odessa region. The activists placed neckties in different areas of the city, signed "For Misha".
May 30 2015 - 16:47
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has congratulated President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev on the Day of Republic of Azerbaijan.  

Archive