People's Party (Syria)
Arabic: حزب الشعب
French: Parti du peuple
|Historical leader||Nazim al-Kudsi|
|Split from||National Bloc|
|Politics of Syria
The People's Party (Arabic: حزب الشعب Ḥizb Al-Sha'ab) was a Syrian political party that was active during the 1950s and the early 1960s. The party was established in 1948 as the main opposition party to the National Party. Both parties have their roots in the National Bloc, a national coalition that played an important role in the Syrian struggle against the French mandate.
In recent years there have been discussions about reviving the party in some form, following the liberalization of requirements for membership in the National Progressive Front, but this has not materialized.
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