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Syria's Assad orders formation of new government

06-06-2012 17:39 BJT Special Report:Crisis in Syria |

DAMASCUS, June 6 (Xinhua) -- Syrian President Bashar al-Assad ordered former agriculture minister Riahd Farid Hijab to form a new government for the conflict-stricken country, state-run SANA news agency reported Wednesday.

The formation of a new government for the unrest-torn country came after the recent parliamentary election, the first under the country's new constitution that allows a multi-party law and ends the monopoly of power by the ruling al-Baath party.

Hijab, the 46-year-old new prime minister who was born in the eastern province of Deir al-Zour and holds a doctorate in agricultural engineering, replaced Adel Safar, who was appointed as premier in April 2011 after Assad sacked his cabinet in one of a series of concessions in the face of anti-government protests.

Hijab, a member of the ruling Baath Party, held the position of secretary general of the party's branch in Deir al-Zour and before that served as the governor of the coastal city of Latakia.

The Assad administration's gestures have done little to stem a 15-month-old deadly violence as the crisis is sliding hastily toward the swamp of internal conflict that has shown no sign of abating despite all-out diplomatic efforts.

Editor:Wang Xiaomei |Source: Xinhua

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