Mahmoud al-Abrash

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Mahmoud al-Abrash
محمود الأبرش
Speaker of the People's Council
In office
7 October 2003 – 24 May 2012
Preceded by Muhammad Naji al-Otari
Succeeded by Mohammad Jihad al-Laham
Personal details
Born 1944
Damascus, Syria
Political party Syrian Regional Branch of the Arab Socialist Ba'ath Party
Religion Islam

Mahmoud al-Abrash or Mahmoud el-Abrache (Arabic: ‎‎محمود الأبرش) (born 1944) is a Syrian politician.

He was originally an engineer in public works. He then left his job to engage in politics and became a member of the Baath party. He chaired the parliamentary Committee on International Affairs of the Arab people.

On October 7, 2003 he became Syrian speaker of parliament[1] following the appointment of Muhammad Naji al-Otari as prime minister. His first term ended on March 8, 2007 but he was re-elected again on May 7, 2007.

He is also a member of the Provisional Arab Parliament.