Syrian opposition elects moderate Islamist as prime minister




 
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Syrian opposition elects moderate Islamist as prime minister
 
September 14th, 2013  
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Syrian opposition elects moderate Islamist as prime minister
By Khaled Yacoub Oweis and Dasha Afanasieva ISTANBUL (Reuters) - The opposition Syrian National Coalition elected a moderate Islamist as provisional prime minister on Saturday, hoping to avoid being sidelined as world powers renew diplomatic efforts to end the civil war. The SNC has long sought recognition as a government in exile, but has been hampered by internal divisions and varying pressures from its Arab and Western backers. The election of 48-year-old opposition campaigner Ahmad Tumeh is meant to show it can fulfill that role. ...

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