Portuguese / Spanish / English

Middle East Near You

Assad reveals how he can quit as president

Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad
Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad [File photo]

Syria’s President Bashar Al-Assad revealed on Friday that the only way that he can quit his position is via the ballot box, Moheet.com has reported. He told the Japanese TBS TV that the issue of his resignation is only to be decided by the Syrian people, not the government or opposition.

He specifically excluded the Syria opposition and all other parties from any discussions about his resignation, stressing that this issue could be sorted out via a public vote.

“The resignation of the president or retention in his position is a national issue related to every Syrian,” explained Assad, “because the president in Syria is elected by the people.”

Categories
Middle EastNewsSyria
Show Comments
Show Comments