Syria's Opposition National Council elected Ahmad Toameh as its Interim Prime Minister
Syria's opposition National Coalition on 14 September 2013 elected Ahmad Toameh as its interim Prime Minister
Syria's opposition National Coalition on 14 September 2013 elected Ahmad Toameh as its interim Prime Minister to run the regions in the country under rebel control. A moderate Islamist and a dentist by profession, 48 year old Toameh replaces Ghassan Hitto who resigned in July 2013 since he was not able to form a cabinet due to the division among rebel factions.
The Syrian Opposition National Coalition also has a new chief, Ahmad Al-Jarba who took over in July 2013. Ahmad Toameh received 75 votes, with 10 voting against him and 12 representatives filing blank ballots.
Ahmad Al-Jarba is the new chief of the Syrian Opposition National Coalition. He took over in July 2013. He led the National Council since early July 2013 by Ahmad al-Jarba, a tribal chief and veteran dissident who fled abroad in August 2012 after being released from a second stint in the regime's jails.