Skip to comments.Syrian Opposition Leader to Step Down
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
Ghaliouns 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 Syrias Muslim Brotherhood
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Where’s the link?
forgot it, so I sent the link to Mods
in the meantime....here it is
Wonder how much they were paid.