Syrian parliamentary election, 1973

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Syrian parliamentary election, 1973
← 1961 25 and 26 May 1973 1977 →

All 250 seats to the Parliament of Syria
126 seats were needed for a majority
  First party Second party
  General Hafez al-Assad (1930-2000), the new president of Syria in November 1970.png No image.svg
Leader Hafez al-Assad
Party Ba'ath Party Independent
Last election 87 59
Seats won 122 46
Seat change Increase35 Decrease13

Speaker before election

Fahmi al-Yusufi
Ba'ath Party

Elected Speaker

Mohammad Ali al-Halabi
Ba'ath Party

Coat of arms of Syria.svg
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Parliamentary elections were held in Syria on 25 and 26 May 1973.[1] The result was a victory for the Arab Socialist Ba'ath Party, which won 122 of the 186 seats.[2] It was also the first election in which the Syrian-led Ba'ath Party ran for seats in parliament, the original Arab Socialist Ba'ath Party had been dissolved in 1966.


Party Votes % Seats +/–
Arab Socialist Ba'ath Party 122 +35
Independents 46 –13
Syrian Communist Party 8 0
Arab Socialist Union 6 –5
Arab Socialist Movement 3 –1
Socialist Unionists 1 –3
Invalid/blank votes
Total 186 +13
Source: Nohlen et al.

Note that the changes in distribution of seats relate to the 1971 People's Assembly, which was appointed by President Hafez al-Assad.


  1. ^ Dieter Nohlen, Florian Grotz & Christof Hartmann (2001) Elections in Asia: A data handbook, Volume I, p221 ISBN 0-19-924958-X
  2. ^ Nohlen et al., p226