The Coordinates: 33°30′9.00″N 36°16′10.62″E / 33.5025000°N 36.2696167°E Cabinet of Syria is the chief executive body of the Syrian Arab Republic. According to the Constitution of Syria: [1 ]
Section 2 The Council of Ministers
Article 115 [Cabinet]
(1) The cabinet is the state's highest executive and administrative body. It consists of the President of the Council of Ministers, his deputies, and the ministers. It supervises the execution of the laws and regulations and the work of the state machinery and institutions.
Current cabinet [ edit ]
Bashar al-Assad accepted the entire cabinet's resignation after a meeting on 29 March 2011. Al-Assad then appointed outgoing [2 ] Prime Minister Muhammad Naji al-Otari to continue as caretaker prime minister until a new government is appointed. On 3 April 2011, Assad appointed Minister of Agriculture [3 ] Adel Safar the new Prime Minister. On 6 April 2012, the state-run [4 ] al-Ekhbaria TV channel said that Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem, Minister of Defense Dawoud Rajiha, Minister of Endowment and Religious Affairs Mohammed Abdul-Sattar Al Sayed, and Minister of Presidential Palace Affairs Mansour Fadlallah Azzam would remain in the new cabinet. On 9 April 2012, [5 ] reported the new cabinet was expected to be announced in the next week. DayPress News On 14 April 2012, a new cabinet was officially announced. [6 ] [7 ] [8 ]
On 9 February 2013, president Assad changed seven ministers in the cabinet.
The [9 ] cabinet reshuffle included the ministries of oil, finance, social affairs, labour, housing, public works and agriculture. [10 ]
See also [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
^ Syria - Constitution, International Constitutional Law (ICL) Project
^ Syrian cabinet resigns as regime seeks to calm protests, , 29 March 2011 The Guardian
^ Syrian cabinet resigns amid unrest, says state TV, , 29 March 2011 BBC News
^ President al-Assad appointed Adel Safar as New PM, , 4 April 2011 DayPress News
^ Syrian PM-designate starts consultations to form new cabinet, , 6 April 2011 Xinhua
^ Safar continues Government-Formation, , SANA , 9 April 2011 DayPress News
^ Syrian new Cabinet, , 14 April 2011 DayPress News
^ Syria president appoints new government, orders protesters freed from jail, , 14 April 2011 The National
^ "Cabinet Shift Within Syria Seems Aimed at Economy". The New York Times (Damascus). AP. 9 February 2013 . Retrieved 9 February 2013.
^ "Syrian president reshuffles economic Cabinet posts". Al Jazeera. AP. 9 February 2013 . Retrieved 9 February 2013.
^ a b c d e f g "President al-Assad Issues Two Decrees Nominating New Ministers, Establishing Two Ministers". SANA. 9 February 2013 . Retrieved 24 February 2013.
^ a b c d e f "President al-Assad issues cabinet reshuffle decree". SANA. 23 August 2013 . Retrieved 23 August 2013.
^ Syria’s New Government – Analysis, Joshua Landis, , 17 April 2011 Eurasia Review
^ "Minister of State for National Reconciliation Affairs: Dr. Ali Haidar". SANA . Retrieved 24 February 2013.
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