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Syrian Opposition Leader to Step Down
Arutz Sheva ^ | 5/17/2012

Posted on 05/20/2012 4:59:46 AM PDT by nuconvert

Syrian National Council head Burhan Ghalioun announced he would step down amid allegations the Muslim Brotherhood secured his re-election

Syrian opposition leader Burhan Ghalioun announced Thursday that he is resigning from his post just two days after being re-elected by a vote of 21-19.

“I will not allow myself to be the candidate of division, I am not attached to a position, so I announce that I will step down after a new candidate has been chosen, either by consensus or through new elections," he said in a statement.

Ghalioun, who has led the dissident Syrian National Council by consensus since its founding in October 2011, was re-elected as the main opposition bloc's chairman in a vote held in Rome on Tuesday

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Ghalioun’s announcement came shortly after the Local Coordination Committees, a network of activists on the ground in Syria, threatened to pull out of the SNC over its “monopolization” of power.

The SNC was particularly criticized for not sufficiently coordinating with activists inside the country, and for the strong influence wielded by representatives of Syria’s Muslim Brotherhood

(Excerpt) Read more at israelnationalnews.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: burhanghalioun; muslimbrotherhood; snc; syria

1 posted on 05/20/2012 4:59:50 AM PDT by nuconvert
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To: nuconvert

Where’s the link?


2 posted on 05/20/2012 5:03:56 AM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: A.A. Cunningham

forgot it, so I sent the link to Mods


3 posted on 05/20/2012 5:17:32 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: A.A. Cunningham

in the meantime....here it is

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/155927


4 posted on 05/20/2012 5:22:41 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: nuconvert

Wonder how much they were paid.


5 posted on 05/20/2012 7:21:24 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Would you rather eat dog food or cat food? Guess it's Romney 2012.)
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Keep FR Running
Let's get to Yellow!

6 posted on 05/20/2012 12:04:29 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93)
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