29th April 2016
“I’ve asked an acquainted British expert on the Middle East to explore the ethnic composition of the newly elected People’s Council of Syria and its correlation with the composition of the Syrian society. Here is what he had to say:” ~ Andrey Fomin
The Syrian parliamentary election of 13 April 2016 is demonstrative of the apparent and continuing plurality of Syrian society as manifested within the People’s Council – a parliamentary body which has often been regarded as merely a façade of legitimation for the ruling Baath Party government of President Bashar al-Assad.
Plurality within the parliament is of significance insofar as it is indicative of the involvement of a range of religious communities in Syrian political life and runs directly contrary to the prevailing narrative of Syria as a dictatorship dominated by the Alawite religious community, of which the Assad family…
View original post 1,923 more words