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Mohammad Jihad al-Laham

Mohammad Jihad al-Laham
Speaker of the People's Council
Incumbent
Assumed office
24 May 2012
Preceded by Mahmoud al-Abrash
Member of the Regional Command of the Syrian Regional Branch
Incumbent
Assumed office
8 July 2013
Personal details
Born Damascus, Syria
Political party Syrian Regional Branch of the Arab Socialist Ba'ath Party
Religion Islam

Mohammad Jihad al-Laham is a Syrian politician who has been the Speaker of the People's Council of Syria since 2012. A prominent criminal lawyer, al-Laham heads the Damascus office of the Syrian Lawyers' Syndicate.[1]

On 7 May 2012, al-Laham was elected as a representative of Damascus.[2] On May 24, 2012, al-Laham was elected as Speaker of Parliament.[3] He received a 225 votes out of 250.[4] His selection was one of the first acts of the new Parliament of Syria.[5] He is a member of the Baath party of Syria.[6] Upon his election as Speaker, al-Laham stated that "Syria is passing through a stage that requires every individual to exert his efforts" and that "the Assembly should be a mirror that reflects the reality of all Syrians and meet their aspirations."[7]

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  1. ^ Newly-elected Syria parliament holds first session
  2. ^ New Syrian National Assembly´s President Elected
  3. ^ 1st Meeting of People's Assembly, Mohammad Jihad al-Laham Elected as Speaker
  4. ^ The 1st meeting of Syria`s Parliament on Thursday
  5. ^ Syrian parliament holds first session
  6. ^ Newly-elected Syria parliament holds first session
  7. ^ 1st Meeting of People's Assembly, Mohammad Jihad al-Laham Elected as Speaker
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