ELECTIONS HELD IN 1994
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|24 August 1994|
|Elections were held for all the seats in Parliament on the normal expiry of the members’ term of office.|
|The election date was set by presidential decree on 24 July 1994, with candidatures to be submitted until 2 August.
A total of 7,818 candidates contested the 250 People’s Council seats. A maximum of one-third of the Council seats were set aside for independent candidates as distinct from those of the ruling National Progressive Front (NFP). The NFP, headed by President of the Republic Hafiz Al-Assad, was formed in 1972 by the grouping of five parties led by the Baath Arab Socialist Party.
On polling day, the ruling Baath – which supports creation of a unified Arab socialist society – once again emerged as the largest single party, with 135 seats, while independents captured 83. Of the total Council membership, 93 were incumbent Deputies.
On 10 September 1994, President Al-Assad opened the newly elected Parliament’s first session. Mr. Abdel Qader Qaddoura was then re-elected as Council President.
|Round no 1 (24 August 1994): Elections results|
|Number of registered electors||6,037,885|
|Round no 1: Distribution of seats|
|National Progressive Front||167|
|The National Progressive Front comprises the following parties:
|Distribution of seats according to sex:|
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