Syrian MP Sees No Chance of Opposition Parties in New Government

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خالد العبود

TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Secretary of the Syrian Parliament Khalid al-Aboud on Friday dismissed rumors about formation of a new government in the Arab country, and argued that the opposition groups appear to have no chance of being given a role in the next government.

In an interview with the Tasnim News Agency, Aboud said there are hostile purposes behind the rumors going around that a new government has been formed in Syria.

The process of government formation is clear, he added, explaining that President Bashar al-Assad is going to single out one of the nominees for the post of prime minister within the next days and task him with forming the government.

However, Aboud said he does not believe that the upcoming government would include political opposition factions, pointing to the deterioration of the country’s situation in the past when the opposition groups had a role in the government.

Asked about any plans for drafting a new constitution, the senior lawmaker said Syria does not need any new constitution at the moment, but if the political groups feel the need for it and if the people agree, actions will be taken on it.

Syria is going to get a new government as part of a constitutional process after the new parliament was sworn in earlier this month.

The Arab country has been gripped by civil war since March 2011 with Takfiri terrorists, including Daesh and al-Nusra Front, currently controlling parts of it, mostly in the east.

According to a report by the Syrian Center for Policy Research, the conflict has claimed the lives of over 470,000 people, injured 1.9 million others, and displaced nearly half of the country’s pre-war population of about 23 million within or beyond its borders.

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