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Syria, Government

democratic socialist republic, interim constitution, national legislature, Assad, referendum

An interim constitution issued in 1964 (suspended in 1966) declared Syria to be a democratic socialist republic. In 1971 a provisional constitution was decreed by the head of state, General Hafez al-Assad. In 1973 a permanent constitution creating a People’s Council as the national legislature was approved by referendum. The constitution was amended in 2000.

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