Prime Minister of Syria

Last updated
Prime Minister of the
Syrian Arab Republic
Seal of the Prime Minister of Syria.svg
Seal of the Prime Minister of Syria
Hussein Arnous.jpg
Incumbent
Hussein Arnous

since 11 June 2020
Residence Government building, Damascus, Syria
Appointer President of the Syrian Arab Republic
Term length No term limits
Inaugural holder Ali Rikabi (kingdom)
Saadallah al-Jabiri (republic)
Formation17 April 1946
Salary18,285 USD annually [1]

The Prime Minister of Syria (Arabic: رئيس وزراء سوريا), formally titled the President of the Council of Ministers, is the head of government of the Syrian Arab Republic. The Prime Minister is appointed by the President of Syria, along with other ministers and members of the government that the new Prime Minister recommends. The People's Council of Syria then approve the legislative program of the new government, before the new government formally take office. There are no constitutional limits on a Prime Minister's term, and several of them served multiple non-consecutive terms.

List of prime ministers

Related Research Articles

President of Syria Head of state of the Syrian Arab Republic

The president of Syria, officially the president of the Syrian Arab Republic, is the head of state of the Syrian Arab Republic. He is vested with sweeping powers that may be delegated, at his sole discretion, to his vice presidents. He appoints and dismisses the prime minister and other members of the Council of Ministers and military officers. Bashar al-Assad is the 20th and current president of Syria. Bashar is the son of former president, Hafez al-Assad, who was the longest-serving president serving 29 years. Bashar is currently the second longest-serving president marking the 21th year of his presidency in 2021 when he entered the post on 17 July 2000.

Prime Minister of Yemen

The prime minister of the Republic of Yemen is the head of government of Yemen.

Abdul Karim Abdullah al-Arashi President of North Yemen (1934–2006)

Abdul Karim Abdullah Al-Arashi, was a Yemeni politician who served as the President of the Yemen Arab Republic briefly from 24 June to 18 July 1978. He was preceded by Ahmed Al-Ghashmi and succeeded by Ali Abdullah Saleh.

Muslim Brotherhood in Syria A branch of the Sunni Islamist Muslim Brotherhood

The Muslim Brotherhood of Syria, has been described as a branch of the Sunni Islamist Muslim Brotherhood, and as being very loosely affiliated to the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood. In its most recent April 2012 manifesto, it "pledges to respect individual rights", to promote pluralism and democracy and does not mention Islam.

Muhammad Mustafa Mero was a Syrian politician who served as Prime Minister of Syria from 7 March 2000 to 10 September 2003.

President of the United Arab Emirates Head of state of the United Arab Emirates

The President of the United Arab Emirates, or the Raʾīs, is the head of state of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The President and Vice-President are elected every five years by the Federal Supreme Council. Though the UAE Prime Minister is formally appointed by the President, every UAE Vice-President simultaneously serves as Prime Minister. Usually, a sheikh from the Emirate of Abu Dhabi holds the presidency, and a sheikh from the Emirate of Dubai the vice-presidency and premiership.

Vice President of Syria

Vice president of Syria is a political position in Syria. The Constitution states that in the case of the president's temporary disablement, the vice president become acting president. Multiple people can hold the office of vice presidency at the same time. The president of Syria appoints vice presidents.

Council of Ministers (Syria) government body

The Cabinet of Syria is the chief executive body of the Syrian Arab Republic.

Abd al-Qadir Qaddura was a Syrian politician who was a leading member of the Syria-based wing of the Ba'ath Party, in the era of President Hafez al-Assad. Qaddura served as speaker of the People's Council—the Syrian parliament—for much of the 1990s. He lost his post on the Ba'ath Party's leading board, the Regional Command, in 2005, as President Bashar al-Assad retired several main names from the Hafiz era.

The second Mustafa Mero government was the first Syrian government during the presidency of Bashar al-Assad. It was established on 13 December 2001 and lasted until 10 September 2003 when the President designated Muhammad Naji al-Otari to form a new government.

Omar Ibrahim Ghalawanji is a Syrian politician who was the caretaker Prime Minister of Syria in August 2012, following the defection of Riyad Farid Hijab.

Muhammad Naji al-Otari government 2003–2011 Syrian cabinet

The Muhammad Naji al-Otari government was the second Syrian government formed during the presidency of Bashar al-Assad. It was announced on 10 September 2003, by Prime Minister Muhammad Mustafa Mero. The cabinet lasted until 29 March 2011, and resigned in the wake of the Syrian Civil War.

Speaker of the Peoples Assembly of Syria

The Speaker of the People's Assembly of Syria represents the People's Assembly, Syria's legislature, signs documents and speaks on its behalf. Throughout its history, the Speaker has been responsible for representing the Assembly. As of 2017, 30 different people have served as speakers.

Supreme Political Council Houthi executive body

The Supreme Political Council is a largely unrecognised executive body formed by the Houthi movement and the General People's Congress (GPC) to rule Yemen. Formed on 28 July 2016, the presidential council consists of 10 members and was headed by Saleh Ali al-Sammad as president until his death from a drone air strike on 19 April 2018 with Qassem Labozah as vice-president. Its territory that it rules consists of the former North Yemen, which united with South Yemen in 1990.

Astana Platform Syrian opposition forces platform

Astana Platform was created after several meetings in Nur-Sultan between members of the Syrian opposition forces. The platform is headed by the Syrian politician Randa Kassis.

Liwa Aqab al-Islami

Liwa Aqab al-Islami or the "Islamic Punishment Brigade" was an armed Syrian Salafi Jihadist rebel group based in northwestern Syria primarily in the Hama Governorate, held close ties to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, including its leadership allegedly secretly pledging allegiance to ISIL, and carried out public executions and amputations, as well as enforcing Islamic law until it was forcibly dissolved by the al-Nusra Front in December 2014 due to its association with ISIL.

Ahmed Al-Qadri was a Syrian agricultural engineer and politician. He held the position of Minister of Agriculture and Agrarian Reform from February 2013 until August 2020 within the Council of Ministers, or cabinet, of Prime Ministers Wael Nader al-Halqi and Imad Khamis.

Deputy Prime Minister of Syria

The Deputy Prime Minister of Syria is the deputy to the Prime Minister of Syria, who is head of the government of Syria, and a member of the Council of Ministers. The deputy prime minister is the second highest ranking member of the Council of Ministers. In the semi-presidential system of government, the prime minister is treated as the "first among equals" in the cabinet; the position of deputy prime minister is used to bring political stability and strength within a government or in times of national emergency, when a proper chain of command is necessary.

Chief of the General Staff (Syria)

The Chief of the General Staff of the Army and Armed Forces is the professional head of the Syrian Armed Forces and the Syrian Army. The Chief of the General Staff is appointed by the President of Syria, who is the commander-in-chief of the Armed Forces.

References

  1. برس, دي. "سورية: مرسوم رئاسي يحدد راتب رئيس مجلسي الوزراء والشعب بـ82500 ليره والوزير بـ71200 ليرة - اخبار سورية المحلية - أخبار سورية - دي برس". www.dp-news.com.

See also