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Viva_La_Revolution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 02:01 PM
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Syria's President Announces New Cabinet
Source: VOA

Syrian state-run media report President Bashar al-Assad has announced formation of a new Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Adel Safar.

President Assad dimissed the previous government more than two weeks ago in an apparent concession to growing protests by Syrians seeking political reforms.

Safar is a former agriculture minister who replaced Mohammed Najo Otri as prime minister when the previous Cabinet stepped down in March.

Demonstrators in Syria have been demanding sweeping reforms, particularly an end to the decades-old emergency law that gives the government a free hand to stamp out public protests, ban opposition and justify arbitrary arrests.

Read more: http://www.voanews.com/english/news/middle-east/Syrias-...
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