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Council of Ministers (Syria)

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Council of Ministers (Syria)

The Cabinet of Syria is the chief executive body of the Syrian Arab Republic. According to the Constitution of Syria:

Section 2 The Council of Ministers

Article 118 [Cabinet]

Current cabinet

President Bashar al-Assad accepted the entire cabinet's resignation after a meeting on 29 March 2011. Al-Assad then appointed outgoing Prime Minister Muhammad Naji al-Otari to continue as caretaker prime minister until a new government is appointed. On 3 April 2011, Assad appointed Minister of Agriculture Adel Safar the new Prime Minister. On 6 April 2011, the state-run al-Ekhbaria TV channel said that Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem, Minister of Defense Dawoud Rajiha, Minister of Endowment and Religious Affairs Mohammed Abdul-Sattar Al Sayed, and Minister of Presidential Palace Affairs Mansour Fadlallah Azzam would remain in the new cabinet. On 9 April 2011, DayPress News reported the new cabinet was expected to be announced in the next week. On 14 April 2011, a new cabinet was officially announced.

On 9 February 2013, president Assad changed seven ministers in the cabinet. The cabinet reshuffle included the ministries of oil, finance, social affairs, labour, housing, public works and agriculture.

In July 2016 president Assad issued Decree no. 203 for 2016 which listed the new Syrian government.

References

Council of Ministers (Syria) Wikipedia


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