Ahmad Tu'mah

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Ahmad Tu'mah
Prime Minister of the Syrian Opposition
In office
14 October 2014 – 17 May 2016
President Hadi al-Bahra
Khaled Khoja
Anas al-Abdah
Preceded by Himself
Succeeded by Jawad Abu Hatab
In office
14 September 2013 – 22 July 2014
President Ahmad Jarba
Hadi al-Bahra
Preceded by Ghassan Hitto (Acting)
Succeeded by Himself
Personal details
Born 1965 (age 51–52)
Deir ez-Zor, Syria
Political party Independent

Ahmad Saleh Tu'mah al-Khader (also spelled Tumeh, Touma and Tohme, Arabic: أحمد طعمة‎‎; born in 1965, Deir ez-Zor, Syria) is a Syrian politician that was recently elected as Prime Minister of the Syrian interim government created by the National Coalition for Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition Forces.[1]

Tu'mah, a self-proclaimed moderate Islamist, won with 75 out of the 97 votes on a meeting held by the National Coalition in Istanbul and, as well as his predecessor Ghassan Hitto, has been tasked to create a government with 13 ministers to govern the zones in Syria currently under the control of the Free Syrian Army forces.[1]

In a statement against the local Kurdish autonomy movement, Tu'mah said: "This movement is the mere product of the Democratic Union Party, and as soon as we topple the Assad regime we will end its short existence."[2]

The interim government was dissolved on 22 July 2014.[3] He was reelected on 14 October 2014 after several days of debate, and getting 63 votes out of 65 cast, although the coalition has 109 members with right to vote.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Syrian opposition elects moderate Islamist as prime minister". Reuters. 14 September 2013. Retrieved 21 October 2014. 
  2. ^ "The lifetime of the Kurdish autonomy movement is short." (in Persian). Kurd Press. 
  3. ^ "Syrian opposition coalition dissolves interim government". Reuters. 22 July 2014. Retrieved 21 October 2014. 
  4. ^ "Al-Khodr re-elected PM of Syrian interim gov't". KUNA. 15 October 2014. Retrieved 18 April 2015. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Ghassan Hitto
Acting
Prime Minister of the Syrian Opposition
2013–2014
Succeeded by
Himself
Preceded by
Himself
Prime Minister of the Syrian Opposition
2014–2016
Succeeded by
Jawad Abu Hatab