Hammouda Sabbagh

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Hammouda Sabbagh
حمودة الصباغ
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Speaker of the People's Council
Assumed office
28 September 2017
PresidentBashar al-Assad
Preceded byHadiya Khalaf Abbas
Personal details
Born (1959-02-10) February 10, 1959 (age 59)
Al-Hasakah, Syria
Political partyArab Socialist Ba'ath Party

Hammouda Youssef Sabbagh (Arabic: حمودة يوسف الصباغ‎, born 1959 in Al-Hasakah)[1] is a Syrian politician who has been the Speaker of the People's Council of Syria since September 2017.[2] He is the first Syriac Orthodox Christian[3] to have held the post,[4] and overall the second Christian to hold that post since Fares al-Khoury.[5]

He was elected speaker of parliament with 193 votes on 252.[5]

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